Tuesday, March 19, 2013

St Joseph

An angel appeared to him in dream & said 'Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.' 
Matthew 1. 20

St Joseph put God's will above his own and the pressures of the world. We, who live in a world which cries out to us to listen to it and not to God and which puts us under extreme pressures to conform to its norms and value, must follow the example of St Joseph and listen to the voice of the Lord in all things.  

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that by Saint Joseph’s intercession
your Church may constantly watch over
the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation,
whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.


(from the Divine Office; for the Solemnity for Joseph, Husband of the BVM)

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