Joseph the Betrothed

Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus by Guido Reni, c 1635

Saint Joseph the Betrothed was of the lineage of King David. In his first marriage, he had four sons and two daughters. After he became a widower, St Joseph led a life of strict temperance. He was chosen to be the husband and guardian of the Most Holy Theotokos, who had taken a vow of virginity.

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When Magi Camped In Bethlehem

"The Journey of the Magi" by James Jacques Joseph Tissot 1894

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

«Could I rent that little house in the back for my family?» Joseph inquired at our door. «We’ve just moved to Bethlehem from Nazareth.»

«And how do you plan to pay for it,» my husband Jacob retorted. He didn’t trust outsiders, you know. Mercy! If we had just known who they were, we’d have given it to them. But no one knew. Not then.

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