In him the Old Testament finds its fitting close. He brought the noble line of patriarchs and prophets to its promised fulfillment. What the divine goodness had offered as a promise to them, he held in his arms. - from a homily of St. Bernardine of Siena.Some images for you, first a vintage holy card from the Shrine of St. Joseph in Montreal that interests me because it predates the construction of the large basilica:
From the Oratory of St. Joseph in Montreal.
I just love the blues on the card above and the not-quite Art-Noveauishness of it.
At the shrine featured in the vintage holy cards. Summer 2011.
The sign says "Reserved for pilgrims climbing on their knees."