At the beginning of the book of Genesis, Noah is declared righteous (cf. Gen 6: 9) for producing what was necessary for the new world. He has accomplished the monumental task of feeding all the animal species of the Earth during their stay in the ark, without knowing anything about the way in which he…

Saint Joseph is at the heart of the biggest and most beautiful mystery : The Holy Trinity. Indeed, by revealing to Joseph that the Spirit is at work in the maternity of Mary (cf. Mt. 1,20), the angel does more than naming the Holy Spirit: he reveals to Joseph the person and the role of…

St. Joseph is absorbed in Mary’s thanksgiving. He opens the doors even to her, retiring in the silence that guides to the Father. Mary, for her part, jubilating in front the Father for the gift of Life, intones the thanksgiving which keeps Joseph in filial life. Joseph is indeed the first to call Mary, the…

” Unless you are born from above…” (Jn 3,3) To welcome the grace of the resurrection requires to awaken into a new life. Saint Joseph the first to experience that “the awakening” to a life in the Spirit consists in taking Mary home. In fact, in the greek gospel, the verb “to get up” means…

Human loves are difficult. What is the part of God in these complicated paths ? David and Bathsheba, for example. At first the king is not welcome : Bathsheba is married. And yet … he knows obscurely that the wife of Uriah offering herself to his prying eyes is for him. David is a conqueror,…

Joseph the Carpenter is placed between Jesus and Mary, not as a corner threatening the integrity of the piece, but as the kingpin of their family. The whole unit is entrusted to him. Saint Joseph, we entrust our families to you. Keep them united around Jesus and Mary.

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.

The Passion of the Lord is a mysterious time during which Jesus becomes silent. From now on, he only teaches with his actions. Joseph, carried by his whole life towards the treasures of interiority, foresees easily the essential of this revelation. Joseph feels the Passion like a mystery of union to the everlasting Father, and…

Absalom, son of David, hung on the tree of shame, his heart pierced (2S 18). And David, with such a heavy heart, becomes a Father. Joseph, now a Father, saw through his faith his son hung on the Cross. His heart pierced, he cried out: “My Son, If only I had died instead of you!”…

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