To see a child grow up, day after day: how wonderful! You have seen proof, Saint Joseph, that the Word did not just “pretend” to become flesh: He conformed to the laws of human growth of every child: He needed your arms to be comforted, your words to develop His mo-ral code to live by, your benevolent gaze to gain self-confidence and dare to embark upon life… We thank you again for taking on the ministry of fatherhood, you the Shadow of the Father of Heaven!