We rejoice in the fatherly protection of our patron Saint Joseph. At Vigils this morning we heard these words of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux:
There is no doubt that the Joseph to whom the Savior's mother was betrothed was a good and faithful man. In him the Lord found a man after his own heart to whom he could safely confide his most holy and secret design. To him he revealed the unfathomable, hidden depths of his wisdom and granted him knowledge of that mystery which was known to none of the princes of this world. In a word that which many kings and prophets had longed to see and had not seen, to hear and had not heard-
that was granted to Joseph.
Saint Joseph was a man who could kept a secret, God's most precious Secret, as he loved those entrusted to him.