“Nothing is impossible to God. (Lk 1:37) Saint Luke obviously does not seek to nourish insane hopes on the realization of our craziest desires. This verse concludes the annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. It expresses the Incarnation, it is the response to man’s deepest and most obscure desire : to find…

Each year, during the holidays, they would travel to Jerusalem. During this sweet solemnity, pilgrims would walk towards Jerusalem singing psalms: “I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” ” (Ps 121, 1) “Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!” (Ps…

We easily agree on the fact that Joseph is silent : we don’t hear him. But we don’t notice we don’t see him as much too. As we keep praying and loving him, we’re having a hard time trying to acknowledge his presence and action. Is that only because of him being discrete? We should…

“Joyful Mysteries”… easy to say! Joy for finding Jesus in the Temple, without a doubt, but not without the pain of separation: “Son, why have you treated us like this?” (Lc 2,48). “Why were you searching for me?” (Lc 2,49) : Joy from being reunited, for sure, but not without the heartbreak from misunderstanding. Jesus…

What a strange and tenacious illusion the one that gives us the impression to control our life: we busied our time so much to take our mind off this basic reality/truth: our life doesn’t belong to us. No sooner an accident crops up, no sooner we undergo a period of suffering than our disillusioned spirits…

Waiting for a child is undoubtedly a great event. We feel it, we guess it and we may fear it, we imagine him because most of the time, indeed, we do not know who he is. The child understands this perfectly who spontaneously tries to identify their parental advices/expectancies and endeavors to stick to them….

The carpenter with heart of gold is for all a familiar figure. The humble and courageous father is known better and better thanks to God. Joseph remains to be discovered as David’s son, incomparable king, the only one of his dynasty to tell that Israel has only one king: God. He did it by his…

Is it possible to consider St Joseph as an example of apostolical life ? Let us be frank : he seems to be quite the opposite of the apostles. They did announce the Gospel at the right or the wrong moment, they did announce Jesus to all the nations on earth, setting Him out in…

Among the three members of the Holy Family, St Joseph is not the greatest. However, God has entrusted him with his most precious treasures, thus showing that His confidence rests neither on our dreams of greatness nor on our frail perfections but on humble goodness and on being faithful to his commandments everyday (Cf Mt…

St Joseph organises the shelter in Bethlehem, takes Jesus to Egypt, installs the Child in Nazareth. These installations constitute one and the same mystery , the one mission the Holy Father entrusts him with, the single action arising from compassion by means of which St Joseph takes Jesus to secluded places where nobody but himself…

Famille de Saint Joseph
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