Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:
To those who complain that the Church gives short shrift to women, I always want to say — Excuse me.
Mary: the “Magnificat,” prayed by every priest and nun in the world each evening at Vespers; Joseph: silence. Mary: the rosary; Joseph: an old-timey cough syrup. Mary: crowned queen of heaven and earth; Joseph: gets his statue buried in the backyard so people can sell — or buy — a house.
With St. Joseph’s feast day coming up on March 19, enter art historian Elizabeth Lev’s “The Silent Knight: A History of St. Joseph as Depicted in Art” (Sophia Institute Press, $18.95).
READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.
5 Replies to “THE FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH”
Pope John XXIII was Pope in 1962, not Pius.
Yay for St Joseph! Pope Pius XXIII?
Just seeing if you all are awake…thanks for the correction, Ruth Ann and Michael! I have put in for it to be changed on digital to Pope St. John XXIII.
How can we not love St. Joseph? Try imitating his virtues, now there’s a tough one. Great piece, as usual, Heather. Shared it with so many.
So grateful, Melanie, thank you. Yes, how can we not love St. Joseph, who so graciously lets Mary take center stage!