The Word had to be born of a virgin mother: a mystery that had to remain hidden under the veil of marriage. God entrusted his mother to Saint Joseph, giving him all the rights of a husband, so that he would be the guardian angel of the virginal purity of Mary; and at the same time he placed Jesus Christ, miraculously conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit, under the care of him, with the rights and duties of a father. In this delicate way he became associated with the work of the Incarnation, and was in charge of God’s treasure: Jesus and Mary. Joseph knew how to keep them, protect them, accompany them for long years in Bethlehem, in Egypt, in Nazareth… Who could calculate the most excellent holiness of Saint Joseph?
V/. Saint Joseph
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