Solemnity of Saint Joseph

The rose window of St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara
Solemnity of Saint Joseph, 19th March

‘Joseph was the specially chosen man through whom and under whom Christ entered the world fittingly and in an appropriate way. So, if the whole Church is in the debt of the Virgin Mary, since, through her, it was able to receive the Christ, surely after her, it also owes to Joseph special thanks and veneration.’ – St Bernardine of Siena, Sermon 2, on St Joseph