Saturday, 15 March 2008

St Joseph, a little earlier this year

Today is the feast of St Joseph, husband of Mary. This image of him is taken from the Cathedral's 'Te Deum' window. Normally celebrated on 19th March, the feast has been transferred because saints' days are not kept in Holy Week. Also falling victim to Holy Week is St Patrick's feast, which will be celebrated today in Ireland but is not being kept in England this year. Holy Week begins tomorrow with Palm Sunday. It is the most important (and often the busiest!) week in the Church's year - there will be plenty on the blog in the days to come.