March 19 – Saint Joseph


listenHoly God, you chose Saint Joseph to care for Mary and Jesus because his holiness and love for You was great, his compassion for others was outstanding, and his desire to protect and provide for his family was honorable.  I ask St. Joseph to intercede for all the men in my family.  May they become fully the husbands and fathers You have called them to be in family leadership.  Help them to rely on the Holy Spirit for strength and wisdom and guidance, just like St. Joseph did.  Teach them the glory of serving one’s family with humility, and protect them from the influences of the world.  Saint Joseph, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Pope Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)

quoteAt the workbench where he plied his trade together with Jesus, Joseph brought human work closer to the mystery of the Redemption.”

Venerable Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)

quoteMary and Joseph brought to their espousals not only their vows of virginity but also two hearts with greater torrents of love than had ever before coursed through human breasts. … How much more beautiful Mary and Joseph become when we see in their lives what might be called the first Divine Romance!”

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The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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