Question: Did St. Joseph Taste Corruption After His Holy Death? Answer: Father Faber writes about St. Joseph:—
" The sweet fragrance of St. Joseph in the Church, is stealing upon us unawares, perpetually increasing and especially filling with itself all the shades of Nazareth, Bethlehem and Egypt, but not reaching to the bare heights of Calvary.
Who can doubt but that His dear and chosen foster-father's sanctification was one of Our Lord's occupations in His mother's bosom? Of all sanctities in the church, St. Joseph's is that which lies deepest down, and is the hardest to see distinctly. We feel how immense it must have been. In the soul of St. Joseph, the work of Our Lord has been eminently one of sanctification through redeeming grace unless indeed the unrevealed privilege of the Immaculate Conception had been accorded to St. Joseph.
- Malaya Catholic Leader, February 16th, 1935 (1935.pdf pp68)