Thought 138

Charity for oneself should not be neglected. It requires genuine humility, the virtue by which one knows oneself deeply in truth, in his relationship to God and his brothers. A humility like that of St. Joseph. Joseph, in fact, knew himself to be less than Jesus and...

Thought 134

Seeing St. Joseph in his workshop, in silence, during a long time we thought that he was in the background, in his corner, insignificant. It is that we attache too much importance to the tintamarre of the egos. The life of St. Joseph has modesty as a principle of...

Thought 131

“Teach us how to pray” (Lk 11:1) The life of prayer, life as a prayer, is the fundamental core of St. Joseph’s silence. No words are said, as well as writings, because prayer itself is taught by contamination. The child Jesus saw the prayer’s desire by observing...

Thought 130

Summer, the season of festivals and cathedrals… Onstage, the artist, radiating light and emotion. Backstage, the team, both busy and discreet. As people walk up the nave, their faces fill with amazement at the bright rose-window and they look up towards a keystone....

Thought 129

“Come, follow me!” (Mt 4:19) The call of Christ always imposes to leave everything; he requires an exclusive choice for Jesus. This commitment sometimes takes on a disconcerting form. To a man who begged to follow him, Jesus answered: “Go home.” (Mc 5:19) It seems...