St Joseph and Mary’s Silence

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Joseph shared in Mary’s silence as he shared in her secret, he to whom the angel had spoken such great things and who had seen the miracle of the virgin birth.

Neither of them spoke of what they saw every day in their house nor sought any advantage from so many miracles. As humble as she was wise, Mary allowed herself to be thought of as a simple mother and her Son as the off-spring of an ordinary marriage.

The great things that God works within his creatures naturally happen in silence, in a certain divine movement that suppresses all speech. For what could we say, and what could Mary have said that could have equaled what she felt? Thus, God’s secret is kept under the seal unless he himself opens the lips and makes the words come forth.”…and so…”be still and know that I am God.”Ps 34:8

from a sermon by Bossuet

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2 thoughts on “St Joseph and Mary’s Silence

  1. thank you sr kathryn J for you messag

    On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 8:06 AM, St. Joseph Helps wrote:

    > Sr. Kathryn J Hermes, FSP posted: ” Joseph shared in Mary’s silence as he > shared in her secret, he to whom the angel had spoken such great things and > who had seen the miracle of the virgin birth. Neither of them spoke of what > they saw every day in their house nor sought any advantage f” >

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