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Kresta in the Afternoon – March 20, 2023 – Hour 2

Liz Lev shares some examples of how St Joseph, the “Silent Knight,” has been depicted in art, and Meg Meeker has some tips for becoming a stronger father. 


How has St Joseph been depicted?

A popular figure in literature is the “strong, silent man,” – a man of few words but great deeds. This certainly describes St. Joseph. He’s one of our most popular saints today, but for centuries artists virtually ignored him. The artwork we do have of St Joseph show him in a wide variety of styles, but always as a man we can turn to. We look at some examples with Liz Lev.

Elizabeth Lev is the author of The Silent Knight: A History of St Joseph as Depicted in Art and How Catholic Art Saved the Faith. She is an art historian living in Rome, where she leads tours of Rome and beyond. She also delivered a TED Talk on the Unheard Story of the Sistine Chapel. Visit her at and follow her on Twitter @lizlevrome

Hero: Being the Strong Father your Kids Need

In pop culture it’s hard to find examples of good fathers. Whether we know it or not, dads are heroes. Even if you’re struggling with the demands of fatherhood, you have it within you to be the hero your kids need. Dr Meg Meeker joins us with a look at the importance of fathers and how to be the dad you want to be.

Dr Meg Meeker is the author of several books on parenting and families. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of the Medical Institute. Visit
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