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At the side of the Virgin Mary, how could a man who understood the greatness of his mission behave? He knows that he’s taking care of the Mother par excellence, the Mother of Jesus who is true God and Man. He also knows that he has the task of being the foster father of the Messiah. We can assume that Joseph is a loving, tender, easy-going, kind, good-humored, joyful father, without detracting from his strength and authority.

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