And Now for the Big Celebration!

Today, in our Catholic faith, we take a little break from Lent to celebrate the life of the husband of the Virgin Mary and foster father of Our Lord, St. Joseph.  There is a Sicilian custom of holding a St. Joseph’s Dinner on this day.  The idea is to invite all your friends.  Each person brings a homemade bread.  People go out of their way to come up with creatively shaped bread — usually shaped into the symbols of Joseph (a saw, since he was a carpenter) or other symbols of the Christian faith.  The host is deliberately going to end up with far too much food.  The excess is then donated to the poor.  My wife, as is her custom, goes overboard.

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