How Did St. Joseph Meet Our Blessed Mother? Here’s The Answer, According to Tradition

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Have you ever wondered how St. Joseph met the Blessed Mother?

On this week’s episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. Rich Pagano, and Ryan DellaCrosse discuss “8 Fascinating Facts About St. Joseph.”

Ryan Scheel answers how Jesus met Mary. They also discuss several other interesting facts about the foster father of Jesus.

Listen to Ryan Scheel’s answer below:


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How did St. Joseph meet Mary?

“One of the traditions says that a high priest played ‘matchmaker’ for Mary and Joseph. This high priest had a vision (probably of one of the Archangels, I would assume),” Scheel explains in the video.

Fr. Rich Pagano adds, “Probably Gabriel.”

Scheel continues, “The high priest had a vision, which told him there was a girl who was consecrated virgin (she was consecrated at the temple). He said to bring all the widowers to him, and he would pick a spouse for her. This is how the arranged marriage happened, according to this tradition.”

Scheel later adds that the Protoevangelium of James (an early non-canonical “Gospel” that preserved some oral tradition) explains how Mary and Joseph met. 🥰

Our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph, please pray for us! 🙏

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