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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 15, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16

Psalm 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29

Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22

Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a

A reflection on today's Scripture:

It was curious to find out that we are celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph on Saturday, March 15, this year, as it usually has been on the nineteenth. Also since St. Patrick's Day falls within Holy Week this year, some dioceses are acknowledging St. Patrick on the fifteenth.

St. Joseph must be getting a chuckle out of this, because this is so typical. St. Joseph is known as the quiet, just man. He was literally given the responsibility of guiding and protecting the Savior of the world; yet we know very little about him. Some artists have tried to depict his docility by creating him as, what seems to this writer, a wimpy looking character. However to be obedient and docile, the characteristics of Joseph, takes the utmost strength of character! Besides, Joseph was a carpenter, a trade that takes tremendous physical strength.

May St. Joseph guide us through a meaningful Holy Week, and help us to be open to the messages of His foster Son, and our Savior!

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |
email: jmurphy (at) utica (dot) edu

March 15, 2008

Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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