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Litany of St Joseph

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  1. Interesting how we usually depict Jesus, Mary, Joseph and others. If we ran their Ancestry.com as depicted in the picture of this article they would probably come up 100% western European. Just an affirmation of the many ways we like to create God in OUR image and likeness.

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    1. All cultures do this. There is nothing "wrong" with an artist depicting Christ or the saints. The tilma of Guadalupe depicted the Virgin as a mestizo. You can lookup Daniel Mitsui if you want to view some fantastic depictions in the Japanese style: http://www.danielmitsui.com/00_pages/millefleur_dream_joseph.html. Christ has always been depicted as a variety of races, again nothing wrong with that, it's art. You might like some of James Tissot's works, depicting Christ in a very Jewish way if that's what you are looking for.

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