Thank you to those who joined me last evening for our online Experience Sicily Saint Joseph’s Day celebration!
Viva San Giuseppe! Happy Saint Joseph’s Day! Buona festa del papà!
Pictured is my altar for this powerful patron of fathers, carpenters, the home, and those who toil for their work. The three tiers represent Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the holy family. The greens (traditionally laurel leaves), citrus, and fava beans illustrate abundance after a drought and famine. Each bread loaf has symbolism (such as peace, carpentry in honor of the saint’s craft, renewal, abundance). It’s a day of thanksgiving for the protection and support the father has given us during difficult times.