Saint Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster-father of Jesus. He was a very good and patient man. Even though he never speaks in the Bible, Saint Joseph was a man of action. When God told him in a dream that it was okay to marry Mary, and when God told him to go to Egypt to save Jesus from Herod, Saint Joseph listened. He always obeyed God even though he did not always understand.
Through his love and care for Jesus and Mary, Saint Joseph showed his love for God. Because he trusted God, Saint Joseph allowed Him to work in his life. Trusting God can be very hard, especially when we cannot see how our story will end or why God is asking us to do something.
We can pray to Saint Joseph to help us trust God just as he did.
O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God.
I place in you all my interests and desires.
O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, so that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
O St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for me.
St Joseph's Day
Saint Joseph's Day is celebrated on the 19th of March, the Feast of Saint Joseph is the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Jesus Christ.
The Year of Saint Joseph 2021