March 19 was the solemnity of St. Joseph. You probably knew that. I really admire St. Joseph. I remember thinking as a teenager, that if the Virgin Mary was a virgin, then the Virgin Joseph deserves a little respect too! I've developed a devotion to him since I've been a dad, and wear a medal and include a special prayer to him with my morning devotion. And we named our home school after him.
I've been working very long hours lately and haven't had much time for reading blogs, got caught up on a couple this morning. And this was too good not to share. So, a week late, I recommend you read this poem, reflecting on why St. Joseph was absent at the time of the crucifixion of Christ:
Isn't that wonderful?