...it is fitting for the upright to praise him. - Psalm 33:1b
"Words cannot express the perfection of his adoration. If
leaped in the womb at the approach of Mary, what
feelings must have coursed through Joseph during those six months when he had at
his side and under his very eyes the hidden God! Saint
If the father of Origin used to kiss his child during the night and adore the Holy Spirit living within him, can we doubt that Joseph must often have adored Jesus hidden in the pure tabernacle of Mary? How fervent that adoration must have been: My Lord and my God, behold your servant!
No one can describe the adoration of this noble soul. He saw nothing, yet he believed; his faith had to pierce the virginal veil of Mary. So likewise with you! Under the veil of the Sacred Species your faith must see our Lord.
his lively, constant faith."
St. Peter Julian Eymard