Sunday, March 16, 2003

In the shadow of St. Patrick

...unfortunately is St. Joseph, whose feastday is Wednesday, March 19.

(We knew our Joseph was a boy before he was born, and had already named him while he was in the womb, but we couldn't help but hope and pray that he would actually be born on his feastday. Ah, no - he wasn't ready, and he had to wait until April 4.).

One of the more common St. Joseph's Day traditions is the St. Joseph's Altar, brought to this country by Sicilian immigrants, and apparently very strong particularly in Louisiana, especially New Orleans.

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