… Joseph was subjected to great fatigues for many years in order to relieve the extreme poverty of his Foster-Son. To increase His strength he weakened his own…
This great saint received into his arms a poor and necessitous God, who deigned to be dependent on him for His corporeal food. Joseph shared with his august spouse the glory of nourishing Him; she, of her own substance, and he of his substantial strength.
- perspicacious – having a ready insight into and understanding of things