Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife. For that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
As we celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph our patron, we go to him as our great exemplar in faith and faithfulness. Perhaps brokenhearted, disappointed, surely confused, Joseph trusted God, and he trusted Mary. He let his life be turned around by God's desire to take our flesh. Saint Bernard will say that God had found in Joseph one to whom He could entrust His dearest secret. Joseph made a home for God in Christ.
Statue of Joseph at the lavabo with orchids grown by Brother Adam.