Go to Joseph — Integrated Catholic Life™

Today’s first reading, on this second Friday of Lent, is about Joseph being sold into slavery by his brothers. It is presented in the liturgy as a foreshadowing or type of Christ, who will be sold and rejected by the descendents of Joseph’s brothers. But Joseph is also a foreshadowing of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, whose feast we celebrate tomorrow.

St. Teresa of Avila famously encouraged everyone she knew to “Go to Joseph,” a quote from Genesis 41:55. In the…

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