Monday, December 17, 2012

Consider Joseph

"Consider St. Joseph.  He not only received a very great measure of all the virtues, a reflection of those practiced by the most holy virgin, his wife, but also had a divine treasure, the Infant Jesus, His Lord and Master, Who had been entrusted to Him...  he was His foster father and the spouse of His mother; yet he kept himself hidden, kept a low profile, so as to appear as an ordinary man."            St. Francis de Sales

Painting: Anton Raphael Mengs, The Dream of St. Joseph