St. Joseph, Protect Our Families!

previously posted March 19, 2015

This year the Church bumped the feast day of St. Joseph due to its falling on a Lenten Sunday, That being the case, I had recommended all who were doing their Consecrations to St. Joseph to complete them on Sunday, when they had the opportunity to make their confessions and offer Mass and receive Our Lord in Holy Communion.

And so it is lovely to have this second day for Saint Joseph as well!  For he is the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary , Mother of God and the foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.. Now, when traditional Catholic families are under attack not only from the anti-christian governments and anti-life cultures, but also from the papacy and church leaders, we need to call on St. Joseph, strong defender of the family.

St. Teresa of Avila, the great Carmelite reformer, mystic and doctor of the Church was especially devoted to St. Joseph. From her Autobiography we read of St. Joseph, “I know by long experience what blessings he can obtain for us from God. I have never known anyone who was truly devoted to him by particular services who did not advance greatly in virtue: for he helps in a special way those souls who commend themselves to him.”
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