Joseph’s Day

The young miss treated me to a feast day dinner. On the Indian fun scale of 1 to 5, we determined our main dishes were about a point higher than requested. My three-turned-four was enough to water my eyes all the way home.

Maybe Italian would have been a better choice this time. Do I miss those St Joseph tables of my younger days, especially the smelt!

Speaking of youth, the husband of Mary is depicted more and more often these days as a young man. Commercially here, and nicely here.

The building above (By Paolo Costa Baldi – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17469968) was a pilgrimage site for me after I completed college. I did not crawl my way up the steps on my knees as some do.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Joseph’s Day

  1. Liam says:

    “Speaking of youth, the husband of Mary is depicted more and more often these days as a young man.”

    That’s actually derived from the Hieronymian tradition that has historically dominated Roman Christianity’s view of St Joseph, as opposed to the Epiphanian tradition that historically dominated Byzantine Christianity’s view of St Joseph as an older widower with adult children from his first marriage (one classic illustration of which is in icons of the Nativity, where St Joseph is typically portrayed as a worried old man being tempted by doubts raised by the devil near one of the lower corners of the icon).

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