Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Saint Joseph

...the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home

Saint Joseph has faith in God, faith in Mary. He is obedient, trusting and trustworthy. We love to imagine his tender care for the household in Nazareth. Our life in the monastery is like Joseph's life with Jesus and Mary- ordinary, obscure and laborious. 

 Fragment of a wooden  carving of Saint  Joseph in one of the corners of the Abbey. Verses from today's Gospel according to Saint Matthew.