Today is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, foster-father to Jesus. What exactly does that mean? It means that today we celebrate the life of Saint Joseph and everything he did to protect and raise Jesus. Not a single word spoken by Joseph is recorded in sacred scripture, and yet he was one of the most important people in history. Here is a very good place to start if you’d like to read up on what sacred scripture tells us about this man who God chose to be the foster-father to his son, Jesus.