The Feast of Saint Joseph

[Image name: Saint Joseph (holding a stem of lily flower); Finished: wood painted with clothes; Sculptor: Ciril; Hair & dress: Vhe; from Remolino’s photo archived]

“Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”

~ John 20:29 (KJV)

The feast of Saint Joseph or Saint Joseph’s day is celebrated every 19th of March in Christian churches like the: Catholic church, Lutheran church and Anglican church. Others celebrated it on Father’s day.


MATTHEW 1:19-24 (KJV)

19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:


[Image name: Saint Joseph (holding lilies and a carpenter square); Finished: wood painted; Sculptor: Ciril; from Remolino’s photo archived]

THOUGHTS:

I was taught about Saint Joseph’s life in my childhood, about his faithfulness to GOD. I can say he is still a mysterious man since he was not mentioned many times in the Bible.

Though, I know a little about the history of his life, but those verses above are the example that he truly obeyed GOD. He is also a man of humility, a good husband and a good father. Being chosen as an in-charge to take care of his Holy family was a big deal, and to think GOD choses him, indeed he is not just an ordinary person of his time. Truly, he is a good man of faith and pure.

I remember during my childhood, on this day we went to church to attend mass and I remember too that we’re wearing a green ribbon, pinned it on our left chest (or maybe right – I forgot). 😊 Also at home, there was this novena prayed by the family. By this time still this tradition is practice in most families who have the same faith.

I believe and praise GOD deeply. I am always grateful in anyways to HIM and I do not worship any other but HIM. 🙏🏼

But I too respect the saints or those people who reach holiness in any faith. They are an example of good humanity who practice what they taught and believe. I read some lives of saints before and even told about them. They are for me the right models to be shown or to be seen.

My respect to all of them, may it be to saints for some Christians or holy people in any religion. GOD blessed them indeed. ♥


[Image name: Saint Joseph (holding lilies and carrying child Jesus); Repaired by: Ciril; from Remolino’s photo archived]

ART SYMBOLISM OF SAINT JOSEPH FROM THE IMAGES ABOVE:

  • Holding flower of white lilies: In most of Saint Joseph images, he is always holding white lilies. It symbolizes that he was a pure and virtuous man and also he was obedient to GOD.
  • Holding a Carpenters’ square: Yes, he was a carpenter by trade.
  • Carrying baby Jesus: Since he was Mary’s husband, indeed he became a foster father to the child Jesus and of course GOD chose him to be the human father to little Jesus.

“No color, no religion, no nationality should come between us, we are all children of GOD.”

~ Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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“The purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others.”

~ Dalai Lama

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I am in love with every church and mosque and temple and any kind of shrine, because I new it is there that people say the different names of the One GOD.”

~ Hafez

Have a blessed day everyone! ✌🏽 GOD bless!

♥️MisaeMich♥️



CREDITS:

Ciril Remolino is a local sculptor or carver in the province of the Philippines. These images above are all credits to him from his photo archived since all the sculptures above already in their owners.

COPYRIGHT:

This copyright applies to this post and image. Any of these may not be copied or reproduced without a written permission to the author.


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