The icon of St Joseph and Child is in the Russian Tradition. Joseph holds Jesus in a manner reminiscent of the Icon of the Mother of God of Tenderness. In fact tenderness is the theme of this icon. Tenderness as espoused by Pope Francis – a masculine – gentle – tenderness that is at once protective, delighted, engaged and overflowing with love. This is my image of St Joseph and what inspired this icon.
This is an acid free print of an icon originally painted through the hand of Sr Suzanne, Redwoods Monastery, Whitethorn, CA