Once the angel was gone, Joseph woke up and took Mary into his home. « Exsurgens autem Ioseph » (Mt 1,24). As soon as the angel left her, Mary went quickly to Elisabeth’s house. « Exsurgens autem Maria » (Lc 1,39) For Mary and Joseph, the word of the Lord gives breath to a vital…

“He stands in the midst of them” (Lk 24:36, Jn 20:19). Jesus illustrates the resurrection when he seats a child in the middle. The child is an example. The example is Christ. Saint Joseph has always followed the good example.

On the evening of the Last Supper, Saint Peter cried out : “I will never let my feet be washed by you, never” ( Jn, 13,8) The apostle refuses the Master’s will. His reaction testifies that it’s difficult to accept Jesus’ carefullnesses. Not that we refuse that he takes care of us, but because we…

“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…

Famille de Saint Joseph
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