Coming soon from Kenmare Press, a new book by Susan Rose Francois, CSJP (drumroll please) … My Friend Joe: Reflections on St. Joseph, to be published by Summer 2021, during the Year of St. Joseph. If you would like to be notified when the book is available for purchase, please complete this pre-order request form.
The idea for this book first came to me through photography. Each reflection, in fact, was inspired by a photo I took of St. Joseph, or rather, a photo of an artist’s imaginative rendering of him.
As I have looked for Joseph, my imagination has been sparked not only by the statue or image, but by his surroundings, the world around him. These scenes have inspired my reflections in this book, imagining how St. Joseph relates with us, advocates for us, and prays for us today through the interplay of his image and the story of life and faith taking place among us today.
All photographs were taken by Susan Rose Francois, CSJP. Digital copies of the photographs are available here for personal use.