Today we honour a remarkable sain t- Joseph. When modern artists depict St. Joseph, they capture a strong, loving man who is a human supported by divine strength. St. Joseph was a worker, capable but spiritual enough to see and hear messages from God. He was courageous enough act on those commands even though they went against all common sense. His young betrothed was pregnant yet a virgin but he accepted the impossible. He obeyed a spiritual dream which called him to move to Egypt, the place of slavery in the minds for the Jews. A man married to a beautiful girl, he remained celibate even though celibacy was not a virtue to the Jewish people. How many of us could obey such ludicrous messages?
Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.
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Love St. Joseph! What an awesome topic to blog about coming from the perspective of art depictions.
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