St. Joseph: The Springtime Saint
Joseph, “You are the quietest of those who visit peaceful homes” *
My woodland is still heavy under snow. A fresh coating fell last night, quiet and slow, diluting our sap-buckets and frustrating the goats, who long whole-heartedly for true spring. In New England, March is an uncertain time – full of false starts, steadily dripping sap and the slow advent of spring.
It is also the Lenten season. The time to remember death and prepare our souls for judgement. Maybe that’s why both of St. Joseph’s feast days fall in springtime. He is the saint who guides and guards us in