Friday, March 1, 2013

Virtual Altar in Catholic Digest

The Virtual St. Joseph Altar was included in the "Celebrate March" calendar section of the February/March 2013 issue of Catholic Digest. You can find the following blurb on page 92: 

The St. Joseph Altar is an old tradition in Scicily. You can visit The Virtual St. Joseph Altar online ( to learn more about its history. There are three tiers to the altar, representing the Trinity and the three members of the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Usually a statue or picture of St. Joseph is placed on the top tier.  
The breads and pasytries found on the St. Joseph altar are usually shaped as all sorts of symbols. The lily, ladder, hammer, nail, saw, sandals, cane or staff, are all symbols of St. Joseph. Other symbols include the cross, palm, grapes, wreaths, and twists for our Lord. Defrost a bag of frozen dinner rolls, and your children will have so much fun shaping symbols with the dough! Bake the finished creations and place on your own St. Joseph altar!
Thanks, Catholic Digest!


Jessica said...

I'm not sure why they didn't include my name with the article, but I just started writing the Celebrate/Quiet Moments section beginning with the Feb/Mar edition! Of course I had to mention your website, as it has greatly inspired my own families traditions over the years! Thank you Evann! :)

Evann said...

Thank you so much, Jessica! Glad to finally know who to thank!

Viva San Giuseppe!

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