Diocesan News

Only in Print: Queens Native’s ‘Fun, Inspiring’ Novel Gives Voice to St. Joseph

Joe Benevento’s upcoming novel, “My Perfect Wife, Her Perfect Son,” is about the challenges and joys of St. Joseph caring for the Holy Family.

RICHMOND HILL — Joseph, a craftsman in Nazareth, thought he knew the right thing to do — quietly divorce his pregnant betrothed, Mary — but “an angel of the Lord” appeared to him in a dream, telling him to reverse course. 

“When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.” — Matthew 1:24-25. 

Here is St. Joseph, a man of action, obedient to the God’s plans, and…

The rest of this article can be found exclusively in the March 25 printed version of The Tablet. You can buy it at church for $1, or you can receive future editions of the paper in your mailbox at a discounted rate by subscribing hereThank you for supporting Catholic journalism.