The Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

On this Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Father Jerry follows today’s reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew, with two delightful stories.

The first may inspire you to take a road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and set your sights on the mysterious staircase built in late 1870s. It’s a 30-step spiral with no center column, and made of only wood and glue. After watching today’s video, be sure to search online for images of the Loretto Chapel staircase. Prepare to be amazed by the “Carpenter’s Masterpiece” that was built with spruce lumber found only in a specific region of Israel. Was St. Joseph the carpenter?

Next, whether you sleep a little too much, or maybe not so much, Father Jerry has an important message for you. In the life and mission of St. Joseph, God chose to speak to him as he slept. His sleep can “teach modern man important lessons about life,” said Father Jerry. Learn more about St. Joseph the Worker in the new video below.