St. Joseph Altar’s blessed bread for protection from storms
A Catholic tradition that has always been practiced in my family is the offering of the St. Joseph Altar’s blessed bread before a storm. You put the bread in your freezer, and it is generally held that if you throw a piece of the bread outside your home during a storm, your house will be protected.
We have always been blessed and I am not one to break the tradition and go against beliefs. This past year during the St. Jospeh altar, my husband was patrolling the neighborhoods due to an increase in personal property crimes. A few of the residents noticed him and always made it a point to say hello and thanks. He was patrolling during St. Joseph’s Day and one of the houses had an altar for the public. While taking the altar down, an elderly lady stopped him and gave him a bag full of blessed bread for his family. We have been keeping it available for if ever needed. Well, today is the day. With Isaac approaching our homes, it is time to ask for that protection.
St. Joseph, Pray for us!