Friday, March 19, 2010

Son of David

For Catholics, today is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary.

In recent months, I have been posting images of Gospel scenes by the 19th century French painter James Tissot from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Here is how Tissot imagined Saint Joseph:

Tissot also illustrated the moment from Matthew Chapter 1 in which an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream:

"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid ... "

For other images and reflections on today's observance, visit Fran, Amy, Kim, The Anchoress, Deacon Greg, Deacon Scott and Fr. Aquinas.

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