A visionary known to the writer of this posting once saw Blessed Joseph.
Saint Joseph was walking towards the visionary. His donkey was on his right side, and he was holding a staff on his left hand. He looked strong, determined and had a noble posture, with his head slightly leaning forward. Behind his wide shoulders a young woman holding a child could be distinguished. She was sitting in amazon. The visionary was not permitted to know who this woman and the child were, but it is easy to imagine who were those passengers.
Saint Joseph was walking at a fast pace. Dust was flying off his sandals.
The vision lasted a few seconds, while praying the Rosary. The visionary was near Las Cruces, New Mexico. It occurred a few years ago with the thoughts of the Santa Fe Stairs during that particular day.
A COMMENT ABOUT THE VISIONARY AND THE VISION: The visionary lived an evil life in the likes of St. Mary of Egypt (see footnote), and presently wishes to become a Saint as all other Catholics. This visionary has neither the capacity, nor the will to endure the pains suffered by great mystics such as Venerable Ann Katherine Emmerick, or Therese Newman, which explains why the "visions" are so brief, and so insignificant, however this visionary, very recently, had a glimpse of God's splendor and omnipotence, and feels that timing is the essence of this present posting. The vision of the flight of the Holy Family, during the massacre of the innocents by a king who wanted to kill Christ, seems appropriate in our time when the Prince of the World has began slaughtering the innocents, and is about to attempt to kill Christ.
FOOTNOTE: St Mary of Egypt (5th Century) was an actress and singer in Alexandria. Once, during a tour to Jerusalem, she attempted to enter a Church, but was refused the entrance by a supernatural force. Upon realizing her evil life, while kneeling in front of an icon, she begged the Blessed Virgin Mary for help. The help came, and she was guided past the Jordan River into a high desert. She lived as a hermitess without seeing a single soul for 47 years, until being discovered, during Lent Season, by a holy man named Zosimus, a companion of Cyriacus and Companions. Mary of Egypt was given the Holy Eucharist shortly thereafter, and the holy man promised to return the following year. A year later, Mary of Egypt was found dead. A mountain lion was guarding her remains. She was buried on site. (April 2)
Saint Joseph, protector of Holy Church; chaste guardian of the Virgin; diligent protector of Christ, pray for us.