The home of Maureen Swift, member of Sacred Heart Church, Medford (Courtesy Maureen Swift)
The home of Maureen Swift, member of Sacred Heart Church, Medford (Courtesy Maureen Swift)
The Year of St. Joseph runs through Dec. 8. In proclaiming the special year, Pope Francis wrote: “Each of us can discover in Joseph the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble. Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

Here are images of that hidden-in-plain-sight saint from the churches, homes and sanctuaries of western Oregon.