Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Feast of Saint Joseph 2018 -- A Month of March in His Honour

In a Day, when the role of Men in the Catholic Church and in the Family is often obscured and under attack, the Fatherhood of Saint Joseph shines forth brilliantly.

The Catholic Church is now unveiling the virtues of this "Just Man" whose love for Jesus Christ and Mother Mary in a true marriage was inflamed by the Holy Spirit in a unique way and to a degree of holiness surpassed only by the Mother of God.

Saint Joseph, was called by God to serve the Person and Mission of Jesus Christ directly through the exercise of His Fatherhood.

His Fatherhood is expressed concretely in His having made His Life a service, a sacrifice to the mystery of the Incarnation and to the redemptive mission connected with it.

In having used, the Legal Authority which was His over the Holy Family in order to make a total gift of self, of His Life and work; in having turned his human vocation to domestic love into a superhuman oblation of self, an oblation of His Heart and all His abilities into Love placed at the service of the Messiah growing up in His House.

Credits and References :

The Mary Book
Mother of Evangelism
For the Third Millenium
By Father Robert J. Fox
Fatima Family Apostolate
Chapter 2
Saint Joseph, Husband of the Mother of God
Pages 47-58
Year 1992







 

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