Pope Francis has designated 2021 as the “Year of Saint Joseph,” the husband of Mary and the foster-father of Jesus.
Often called “Joseph the Silent,” because no words of his are recorded in Scripture, but we do know of his just deeds and devotion to the Holy Family, composed of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
The holy image of Saint Joseph and the Child Jesus below is from Holy Transfiguration Byzantine Catholic Monastery in Redwood Valley, California. That is where two of our monks recently studied iconography.
Saint Joseph the Silent and the Just, pray for us.
By the way, we are now getting summer rains in the afternoons, and are most grateful for the answer to prayers.
Abbot Christian and the monks