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Feast of St. Joseph 2024

For a man who played such an important part in bringing Jesus into the world, it's interesting to note that Joseph never speaks a word, and we don't hear anything about him after the scene where he and Mary find Jesus in the Temple. 


Today, as we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph, let us delve into the profound silence and the discreet, yet pivotal role of this righteous man.


Joseph, a humble carpenter, betrothed to Mary, finds himself at the heart of the divine mystery. Despite his initial plans being upturned by God's intervention, Joseph's response is marked by an unwavering faith and obedience. 


The angel of the Lord appears to him in a dream, entrusting him with the care of Mary and the child she carries, conceived by the Holy Spirit. This child, Jesus, is destined to save his people from their sins.


Joseph's actions following this revelation speak louder than any words could. He takes Mary as his wife and becomes the earthly guardian of Jesus, embodying the virtues of trust, humility, and silent strength. His life is a testament to faith in action, serving without seeking acknowledgment or praise.


His life serves as a beacon, guiding us in the quiet service of God's plan. Joseph teaches us the value of listening deeply to God, responding with obedience, and carrying out our duties with love and humility, even when we are not in the spotlight.


As we honor St. Joseph today, let us pray for his intercession in our lives. May we, like Joseph, embrace our roles, no matter how hidden or humble, with faith and love. 


May his silent, steadfast witness inspire us to live our lives in service to God and our families, trusting in the Lord's plan for us, even when our path is not clear.


St. Joseph, pray for us.



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Anne Peterson
Anne Peterson
Mar 19

Amen. St Joseph pray for me .

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mrsgonyeau
Mar 19

St. Joseph, pray for us. 🙏

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