Friday, March 12, 2010

St. Joseph

In this month of March when we honor St. Joseph, the foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, remember that we have in this humble servant of God an intercessor in Heaven and a model of Christian life here on earth. How many times was the path God asked St. Joseph to follow obstructed with obstacles yet he never lost faith. I do not remember to whom to credit this thought, but I once read the words of one of our popes that when we are in dire need, we should think to ask St. Joseph for help because Our Lord obeyed him on earth and will continue to do as he asks if what we pray for is compatible with God's will and for our salvation. Here is a little prayer to St. Joseph, courtesy of Father S:

Remember, most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, my loving protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or asked for your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding, therefore, in your goodness, I come before you and humbly implore you. Despise not my petitions, foster-father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen.

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