Gran Couva/Tabaquite parish priest Fr Meenuga Prabhudas MSFS shares his thoughts on St Joseph, whose feast day will be Thursday, March 19.
According to the chapter on St Joseph in The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints by Jacobus de Voragine, the Blessed Virgin Mary was a beautiful girl. When she was three years old, she was dedicated to God, and was left in the temple for the service of the Lord by her parents. When she turned 14 years old, the high priest asked her and her companions of that same age to return to their homes and be legally joined with their husbands.
The other girls obeyed but Mary refused to go saying that her parents had dedicated her to the service of the Lord, and that she had vowed her virginity to the Lord.