March Devotion:St Joseph

March is devoted to St Joseph. While we do not hear much about this great saint in Scripture, he is an extremely powerful intercessor. In his earthly life he was a humble carpenter by trade. Yet beneath that humble exterior was the strength God gave him to be the earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ. St Joseph is the patron of many causes: the universal Church, a happy death, and workers, just to name a few. I often think he is the saint most taken for granted.
The saints throughout the ages, though tell us of the importance of devotion to Joseph. St Teresa of Avila had said that progress in the spiritual life was not possible without devotion to St Joseph.
So let us take this month to either begin or renew our devotion to Joseph. After all, if he was good enough for Jesus and Mary, he is certainly good enough for all of us.
As always, you can find prayers for the monthly devotion on my left side bar~ just click the picture.

St Joseph, most humble and chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ pray for us, intercede for those we love. Renew and protect the Universal Church and bring all those who have died and will die this day to a holy and happy death.


Daily Grace said…
Everytime I think of St. Joseph I think of my husband, my son, son-in-laws and my dad and thank God for them.

Rembrandt's Dream of St Joseph is so perfect for you reflection. I just love both it and your post.

Thank you Karinann
Mary333 said…
I agree that St Joseph may be the most overlooked saint. Odd, since he raised Jesus, isn't it? God must have trusted this holy man immensely to put him in charge of this family and we would all benefit greatly through his intercession, too. Thanks for the beautiful post and prayer.
Great post. Thanx Karinann.

God bless.