March 19, 2011

Saint Joseph's Day

Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph (March 19) is a favorite saint ... one of those quiet-in-the-background sort of fellows.  A humble man who fully trusted God.

... the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph ..."

- Matthew 1:12
- Matthew 2:13
- Matthew 2:19

Saint Joseph's Day Traditions
During our travels while Chad was an active duty Marine, we came across a few Saint Joseph's Day traditions that have stayed in my heart for many years ...

When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano
Seamus Dressed as a Swallow & Ian With Mr. Swallow
March 19, 1993
Seamus was a student at the Mission School in San Juan Capistrano, CA for a few years and it was great fun to help celebrate of the return of the swallows on Saint Joseph's Day. 

Fathers' Day in Italy
St. Peter's Basilica, 1994

At Our Home in Naples, 1996
Fathers' Day is celebrated on Saint Joseph's Day in Italy ... so appropriate, I think!


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Glenn Miller - When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano

Feast of Saint Joseph:  March 19

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