Friends of the Rosary:
Today is the Solemnity Day of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and guardian and father of Jesus Christ. Today, many religious orders and communities are placed under his patronage.
St. Joseph was a “silent” man: no words of his were recorded in the Gospel. A paramount example of humility, as well as a model of strength, determination, and healthy masculinity—virtues much needed in today’s society.
It is not by coincidence that we are living an exceptional year of St. Joseph, as we note every day on the Rosary.
Declared patron and protector of the universal family of the Church, St. Joseph has been venerated by the great saints.
He probably died before the beginning of Christ’s public life. Jesus and Mary were at his death-bed. His suffering is part of the work of redemption.
St. Joseph Pray for Us!
[Written by Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York]
Papal Teachings on St. Joseph
• Quamquam Pluries (On Devotion to St. Joseph)
Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII promulgated on August 15, 1889.
• Redemptoris Custos (Guardian of the Redeemer)
Apostolic Exhortation of Pope St. John Paul II On August 15, 1989
• Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart)
Apostolic Letter on St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church 2020 of Pope Francis on December 8, 2020