In Italy, Fathers' Day is celebrated on March 19, the feast of St Joseph. Hence, this lovely article from Sister Mary Denise Villaume, originally published in The New York Times blog.
On a regular basis the Little Sisters of the Poor drove their truck up to the macaroni building, and Dad filled it with food. I once heard my mom ask if it was prudent to be giving so much when they didn’t know if they’d be able to put us kids through college. It wasn’t a hostile challenge, but an earnest question. Dad’s answer was unequivocal: help neighbors today, trust God with tomorrow. [full post]