In his book “Befriending St. Joseph: Finding Faith, Hope and Courage in the Seven Sorrows Devotion,” Deacon Greg Kandra was challenged to find a way to speak of — and perhaps for — this saint of silence.
“If you want a fresh start in 2023, make space for silence. This is how life was intended – before busyness became a badge of honor, before the advent of social media, named after the noise they make: Twitter, TikTok.”
“A newly canonized saint shows us a place of silence in these confused days. He went there for different reasons, not looking for silence but looking for people. He wanted to make a difference. And he did, though in his own lifetime it did not seem so.”