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St. Joseph's Altar


As the result of a childhood encounter, the impression made by a St.Joseph’s Altar has remained a vivid recollection. The feast celebrates the successful intervention of St. Joseph’s prayers on  behalf of villagers in ancient Sicily for relief from a drought and famine. The yearly celebration honors the Saint and offers elaborate presentations of food that the community is invited to share. The needy and hungry benefit in physical and spiritual ways as those able to share their bounty perform charitably. Recognition of the role that art plays in the extraordinary presentations is an important element for me. The colorful book pictured below right, illustrates and explains many of the symbolic offerings.

Dimensions: 12.5” x9” x 7”