This was originally posted on an old blog of mine in 2010; it’s been reposted many times since then.
The First Saint I Ever Heard Of
Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary.
People love to quote the saints, but we cannot quote St. Joseph.
None of his words have been preserved.
I take that back about not being able to quote St. Joseph. We cannot quote his words, but we can,
and should, “quote” his devotion to Jesus and Mary.
St. Joseph was the first saint I ever heard of, but that was because of the children’s aspirins! LOL
I like simple, homely images. I love to think about St. Joseph walking the floor when the Baby Jesus was teething.