The Feast of St. Joseph is March 19th, so now is a good time to think about ways to honor that day. Devotion to Saint Joseph has always been strong among the monks of Conception Abbey. The example Joseph set of faithful service and labor dovetails with the Benedictine model of “ora et labora” (“pray and work”). The Printery House offers this statue of St. Joseph holding his carpenter tools. This sculpture makes a bold statement in its simplicity, depicting the tenderhearted father and faithful guardian of Jesus. The Printery House also offers several cards to honor St. Joseph’s Day. This card shown (CB1921) features a beautiful sentiment:
As Joseph gently guided and taught Jesus, and supported the Holy Family by the work of his hands, may we, whose hands do the work of the Lord, be inspired to follow his example with faith, love, and devotion. Thinking of you on this special feast.