Third Sunday of St Joseph

–Celebrating the 7 Sundays before the Feast of St Joseph on March 19–

Joseph the Worker

I feel power and beauty in my body.  This is new.  New because it is not the power and beauty of youth.

Like most in my culture, I suppose I have been the victim of unconsciously thinking that youth’s strengths were the only ones.

But slowly I have awakened–God knows how–to a power and beauty in me that comes from age, from my age. My body: precious, vulnerable, lifelong instrument of my soul!

–Jeremy Driscoll in A Monk’s Alphabet: Moments of Stillness in a Turning World

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