Giving Thanks for 25 Years
March 1, 2023
One bright spot in my Lenten journey is the March 19 Feast of St. Joseph. In the tradition of the St. Joseph Altars of New Orleans, we prepare our own small Altar in our dining room in honor of St. Joseph for his feast day each year. As with any tradition, over the years our St. Joseph Altar has evolved and gathered life from each member of our family. Back in 1999, in addition to our traditional dining room Altar, we launched the first and only interactive St. Joseph Altar on the web – The Virtual St. Joseph Altar. A few adaptations have been made, but the Virtual Altar still offers many of the basics, not to mention a clean kitchen.
Now celebrating our 25th year, the Virtual St. Joseph Altar has introduced many people to this beautiful tradition. In the year following Hurricane Katrina, and recently when St. Joseph Altars were cancelled due to Covid restrictions, the Virtual St. Joseph Altar filled a void for so many. Thank you to all who visit the Virtual St. Joseph Altar each year and help to spread this devotion.
Let’s pray to St. Joseph. He is our good friend. He has answered our prayers many times and I am confident that he will continue to do so. Viva San Giuseppe!