May 1, 2023, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)

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Friends of the Rosary:

Today is the memorial day of St. Joseph the Worker. On this day, we see human labor in the light of faith.

Pope Pius XII established this feast in 1955 to give all workmen a model and protector.

We honor the chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, in the month dedicated to the Blessed Mother.

St. Joseph offered his daily work to God with patience and joy, becoming an example to all laborers. He provided for the necessities of his holy spouse and the Incarnate Son of God.

Leo XIII rightly wrote:
“Workmen and all those laboring in conditions of poverty will have reasons to rejoice rather than grieve since they have in common with the Holy Family daily preoccupations and cares”

Pope Pius XII expressed the hope that this feast would accentuate the dignity of labor and would bring a spiritual dimension to labor unions.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!
St. Joseph, Pray for Us!

+ Mikel A. |, New York