These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Monday, 20 March 2023 00:00

Saint Joseph, March 20

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ. (Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a)
Saint Joseph’s feast day is normally observed on March 19. But because yesterday was a Sunday of Lent, a privileged liturgical season, Saint Joseph’s Day is transferred to today. Sometimes Saint Joseph gets overlooked, but the role he plays in the Holy Family is extremely important. Because he seems to be absent from the later part of the gospels, it was assumed that he had died. And so, Saint Joseph becomes the patron saint of a holy death, because he died in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

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