• 3rd Sunday of St. Joseph

    1 month ago - By Happy Catholic

    Lorenzo Lotto. Madonna and Child with St. Jerome, St. Joseph and St. Anne. Joseph, Husband of Mary Painters have traditionally depicted Joseph as an elderly man in order to emphasize the perpetual virginity of Mary. Yet it is more likely that Joseph was not much older than Mary. You don't have to wait to be old or lifeless to practice the virtue of chastity. Purity comes from love; and the strength and joy of youth are no obstacle to a noble love. Joseph had a young heart and a young body when he married Mary, when he learned of the mystery of her divine motherhood, when he lived in her...
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