Today, March 19, is the feastday of St. Joseph, husband of Mary and adoptive father of Jesus.  But what do we know about this gentle man who was entrusted with the care of the Son of God?Not much.  We know a little about him from the Gospel of Matthew and that of Luke. He was just, yet compassionate.  When, during the period of his betrothal to Mary, he discovered her to be pregnant, he did not want her to face humiliation and even stoning; so he determined to quietly divorce her.He was poo … [Read more...]


May you have good friends aplenty, And may they be as faithful and reliable As the morning’s sunrise each day.   May you have warm words on a cold evening, A full moon on a dark night  And a road downhill all the way to your door.   May every hair on your head turn into a candle To light your way to heaven; And may God and His Holy Mother Take the harm of years away from you.   And may you have no frost on your spuds, No worms on your cabbage, May your goat have plenty of milk, And if you should … [Read more...]

AIN’T I A WOMAN? Sojourner Truth, and the Liberation of America’s Smallest Women

On March 8, feminists observed the centenary of International Women’s Day—a day when we remember the struggles of women in the fight against gender discrimination, and celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. I would like to dedicate this post to the smallest of women:  those who have not yet seen the light of day, but for whom Jesus also died.   These smallest women, still unborn, have been generated in the heart of God, and have been a part … [Read more...]