Feast of Saint. Joseph


  Above “Adoration of the Magi”captured on my iphone from Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City.

March 19 the Feast of Saint Joseph.

This saint went about his duties of a husband in providing for the holy family of Nazareth. His focus was on the son of God incarnate.  When the angel

 announced his birth to his already betrothed wife to be, Mary, no questions asked.He accepted God’s  will and moved on. When warned in a dream of Herod’s evil plot to kill the child Jesus, he takes flight. One of the recent movies the Nativity Story. captures the struggle of this Godly parents in

Saint Joseph by Guido Reni, c. 1640.

Saint Joseph by Guido Reni, c. 1640. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

nurturing and protecting the Son of God before, during and after his birth and his later childhood until his public ministry, where Jesus grew in favor with God and man. He is the patron saint of all workers,

 an exemplary husband who perceives the need of the family and acts in accordance to God’s holy will. There are other reasons also that I’m fond of him: my father shared the name of this great saint, the school where I began my early education was named after this great saint. 


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