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At Mass today, there's a small difference.  Everything looks just like it did on Sunday, but the vestments are white, for St. Joseph.  It’s an understated sign, for an understated saint. 

Between the four Gospels, we’ve got an account of what was said by just about anybody with any role to play in the life of Jesus.  Joseph is at the heart of some of Jesus' most critical moments.  But we never hear a word from him.

Which makes the example of his lived faith even more powerful. 

Joseph listens to God, and has the courage to act on what he hears.  No debates, no grand pronouncements.  Just quiet action from a heart in tune with God's mercy. 

Readings for St. Joseph's Day: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031915.cfm