Thought 127

There are no shortages of images representing Jesus near the paternal workshop. The inquiring eyes of the child observing Joseph’s every gesture, the love of fine work and the devotion to the construction of the Kingdom. St. Joseph did not only transmit to his son the...

Thought 126

To live in Nazareth is both a calling and a choice. St Joseph had settled in Egypt with his family. There, life was arduous yet sweet. In the Jewish community people stuck together. In the Pharaohs’ capital cities people could find work more easily than in Galilee....

Thought 125

Tradition has it that God gave His people the first two Commandements, but as the latter were scared by the Divine Majesty and the power of these words, they prayed in order that henceforward Moses be the intermediary between God and them( cf Ex 20,19). Thus it was...

Thought 124

Most chaste Heart of St Joseph A heart of tender clay in the hands of the potter; Most chaste Heart of St Joseph, A heart refined in the fire of the Holy Spirit, made stronger in the kiln of the Calvary; Most chaste Heart of St Joseph, A heart the justice of which...

Thought 123

Walking with felted step through the darkness of the Magritte Museum … Surrealism, one can read on the dark walls, consists in banishing from the mind the “already seen” and to seek the “not yet seen”. In the foyer of Nazareth, then...

Thought 122

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...