Saturday, March 19, 2022

St. Joseph - St. José

Each year on March 19th, many families prepare a table or altar in honor of Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of the poor. My Italian friends prepare a table with a well decorated fine linens, flowers and decorative breads. My favorites  pastries are the orange-cranberry scones.

This year, the world is facing an unexpected crisis, Pope Francis invites us to pray for peace. 

 Why is Saint Joseph the patron Saint of the poor? 

We know little about Saint Joseph, but his humble carpenter remains us  of poor salary and humble life. (Matthew 13:55).

Who is St. Joseph? 
Everything we know about Saint Joseph comes from the Bible. He was the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. Despite his humble work, Joseph came from a royal lineage from David, the greatest king of Israel (Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38).
The circumstances of Joseph's death are not known, but it is likely that he died before Jesus’ ministry began and before Jesus’ Crucifixion (John 19:26-27).
What is the meaning of St. Joseph's Table?
This day parishes observe the three practice of Lent: pray, fast, and alms-giving by preparing a simple meal and the money raised is given to the poor. 

St. Joseph's Day Activities
2.    Make Sugar Cookies and cut them into the shape of St. Joseph symbols: a lily, a hammer or carpenter square.
3.    St. Joseph’s Lily Sandwiches  to share with family and friends:
More about St. Joseph and Recipes by Author Yvona Fast 👉
here is my column about St. Joseph's Day

                       Happy Saint Joseph’s Day                     
St. Joseph's Coloring Page - Hoja de Colorear:

Himno a san José | Música Católica | Canción a san José

Novena a San José  

Maritza M. Mejia writes to inspire others to be their best selves.

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Maritza Martínez Mejía

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Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk

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