|Espousals of Mary and Joseph.|
Finally, during Advent I had been pondering what seemed to be a kind of invitation to put the then-new liturgical year under St. Joseph's special patronage. This was confirmed for me when (still on tour for the Christmas concert series), I received a message from Sr Kathryn in the motherhouse Electronic Publishing division. She had found a comment from my Mom, posted last year about this time, on the site of a devotional video about St. Joseph. It turned out to be the week before Mom's final illness manifested itself. When she called me for prayers, just ten days after posting that comment, Mom's voice mail added, "I think you're supposed to pray to St. Joseph." We did, throughout that sorrowful ordeal. And I am continuing to do so throughout this year.
So here, for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, is the video that so inspired Mom.