quite full of straw... I'd lose the quite.
While still engaged to Saint Joseph, Mary miraculously became pregnant, as foretold to her by the angel. However, when she told him of her pregnancy he felt disgraced by the knowledge that the child was not his own ... you need Joseph's name here. It reads as though it's the angel who was disgraced.
Was a simple sole.. did you mean sole as in fish?
This one got off to a flying start. Yes, it's a tired old subject, but what the hell, it's always worth another run around the block. but after part one, where I found the writing sharp and amusing, I felt that you ran out of steam a bit. I still enjoyed the read though.