• Sarah Beth Dippel

DAY 23: ST. JOSEPH

Happy St. Joseph Day!

St. Joseph gives of himself as the husband to Mary, the Mother of God, foster father to Jesus. Where I come from, we celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph with an elaborate altar. I guess to someone outside the Church, it could seem like we are worshipping Joseph, but that isn't the case at all. The tradition of the St. Joseph Altar comes from the many Italian immigrants. Initially, they built the altars to thank St. Joseph to honor the relief he provided during a famine in Sicily. The tradition spread to all Catholics of the region; now, altars are built to thank St. Joseph for answering their many prayers.

St. Joseph is listening to your prayers now, ask him to intercede for you! #livinglent2

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