Thursday, March 19, 2015

Happy Feast of Saint Joseph!

Pope Francis' sleeping Saint Joseph Statue
Dear Family and Friends,

Today is the feast of Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary.

Did you know that Pope Francis has a statue of Saint Joseph on his desk? It’s a pretty unique one too, since it’s Saint Joseph asleep!

Take a look at this video from romereports which shows the statue. Pope Francis explains that when you need to ask saint Joseph for help, you should put a little note under his statue.

Francis has quite a special relationship with Joseph. Referring to him, he says elsewhere, “You know, you have to be patient with these carpenters: they tell you they’ll have a piece of furniture finished in a couple of weeks and it ends up taking a month even. But they get the job done and they do it well! You just need to be patient…” Reminds me of some carpenters I know!

At one point in the video, Pope Francis even speaks a little English! Pretty neat!

May Joseph watch over all of you,

Father Kevin