Thursday, March 19, 2009

St Joseph and Market Day

Today I left the house early and went to the market here in Boston with Sr Bridget. This is not the farmers market, it is where food is before it hits the grocery store. It is the place that food is trucked to. It is where very generous people take our list of needed items: oranges, garlic, broccoli, lettuce and potatoes - and fill up our cart and car with these and surprizes such as the strawberries and young asparagus we received today. Going on the Feast of St Joseph had special meaning. Sr Dominca usually goes. She is in her late 70s. This week she was walking with a cane trying to heal a bum knee. Still she usually goes out with another sister and the van to provide for the community here. There are 60 sisters here of all ages. We haven't just started to "beg" for our food. This is something we have done since the sisters found out how generous Americans are. It is a testimony to the virtues of St Joseph - provider for the Holy Family. We pray often: St Joseph, provide for us! Joseph is an icon of the Providence of God.

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