May 1, 2024, Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)

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Friends of the Rosary,

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Saint Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

Today, the Holy Catholic Church presents us the example of Saint Joseph the Worker to all laborers.

This is a feast day established by Pope Pius XII in 1955 to Christianize the concept of labor and give all workmen a model and a protector.

The husband of the Blessed Mother Mary offered to God his daily labor as a carpenter with patience and joy. St. Joseph provided for the necessities of Mary and Jesus.

Another Pope, Leo XIII, wrote wisely: “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 John Paul II said, “Saint Joseph is a man of great spirit. He is great in faith, not because he speaks his own words, but above all because he listens to the words of the Living God. He listens in silence. And his heart ceaselessly perseveres in the readiness to accept the Truth contained in the word of the Living God.” 

Joseph was a compassionate man, and obedient to the will of God. He is the patron of many things, including the universal Church, fathers, the dying, and social justice.

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

To Jesus through Mary!

Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will!

+ Mikel Amigot |, New York