Saint Joseph As Baby Daddy: An Illustrated Medieval Guide

Baby Jesus needs a snack? Fear not, Saint Joseph’s got you covered!

I absolutely adore this painting. The handy carpenter is giving Jesus pears, while Mary is resting in bed and eating (maybe a famous porridge made by Joseph?)

You wonder; how’s it possible that a newborn walks? It’s a holy child.

BTW. Did you notice the Byzantine motif of the child’s first bath mentioned earlier?

Medieval art is full of surprises! I hope that you’ve enjoyed this selection of slightly forgotten iconography of the Nativity.
May humble and caring Joseph be your inspiration this Christmas season!

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