The Gospels don’t tell us much about the magi who came to visit the baby Jesus. They are simply labeled “wise men” from the East who brought three gifts with them for the newborn king. In fact, the Gospels don’t even state how many wise men approached the manger scene.
However, through various traditions the Church usually highlights three members of the magi group. They are named, Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar.
After visiting the Christ Child St. Matthew tells us that the three wise men, “being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way” (Matthew 2:12).
One tradition dating to the middle ages claims that after leaving Bethlehem, they traveled to India and built a chapel on the Hill of Vaus. Each year they returned to this chapel and prayed to God that they would be baptized before they died.