Fathers and doctors of the Church, classical as well as contemporary
theologians and scripture scholars, papal documents and spiritual
writers, and drawing examples from everyday life, Louise Perrotta has
woven together the most interesting tapestry of St. Joseph I have
ever seen.” - Father
Benedict Joseph Groeschel, C.F.R.
can you say about a man who is mentioned only a handful of times in
Scripture and then only as a supporting actor in the drama featuring
Jesus and Mary?
more than myth and legend would have you believe.
the real Joseph of Nazareth emerges from behind the fanciful tales
that have dominated many earlier works. This is not a pallid icon
gazing at a lily, but a rugged, flesh-and-blood contractor deeply in
love with his wife, passionately devoted to his son, skilled at his
work, and completely dedicated to God's will.
these pages you will encounter a man who struggled with the ordinary,
but was chosen to celebrate the extraordinary.
man called to live hidden in a tiny village so that God's glory might
be revealed to the entire world.
man who never spoke a recorded word, but through whose life the Word
of God resonates around the world.
you will meet an ideal role model for living a devout Christian life;
a saint to whom you can turn for guidance in everything from
parenthood to a happy death.
you will meet the real St. Joseph.
Measures 6" by 9".
Paperback, 239 pp.