By: Karina, Natalie, and Judd
St. Joseph's Day
Although St. Joseph was a part of Jesus' early life, he wasn't a highly respected saint until the middle ages. Today St. Joseph's Day is celebrated in several Catholic churches throughout Texas. Celebrated on March 19th, St. Joseph's Day most likely originate back to Medieval Sicily when the saint was said to have answered the people's prayers by putting an end to one of the island's biggest droughts. Since that day, St. Joseph's Day has been celebrated with a large feast often served to the people and an altar dedicated to Joseph.
Catholic's honor him with an age-old tradition called St. Josephs table. The day is a celebration of Jesus' "stepfather."