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Another interview: Benedict XVI About His Feast Day

Benedict XVI, 93, who formally lives as a hermit, paid tribute to the Year of Saint Joseph proclaimed by Francis, in an interview with (30 March).

In doing so, he recounted how his name day - Saint Joseph - was celebrated in the Ratzinger family. The mother usually saved money for a book for her son. For breakfast bean coffee and a cake with icing were served. The father of the family loved bean coffee. But the family could not afford it every day.

On the table was a special tablecloth and on it a primrose as a sign of spring, which starts two days after Saint Joseph.


Looks like a pope to me.
How many families today could endure such hardships, stay together and still flourish both socially and spiritually?