At Fatima the Holy Virgin had announced the coming of St Joseph. And he came indeed on the appointed day. Solemn and fatherlike he was carrying Jesus, the Child King « and each of them raised his hand as a blessing sign» reported Sister Lucy. St Joseph and Jesus Christ working together for the salvation of the world, thus revealing the words -not yet read- from the verse in the Bible: « My father is at work all the time, and so am I myself » (Jn 5, 17)
Mary does invite one to see the presence of Joseph in Jesus’ works, including when, during the Passion, she -our Lady of Sorrows- and her Son on the Cross are the only ones left : then the Lord is blessing the world « in the manner of St Joseph ».
One century later, the Holy Virgin’s promise can still be heard and nourrishes our hope: « Saint Joseph will come with the Child Jesus in order to bring peace to the world ».