Showing posts with label St. Joseph. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Joseph. Show all posts

St. Joseph the Worker, May 1


Genesis 1:26 - 2:3 / Matthew 13:54-58 

Jesus identifies himself with workers: “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?”

St. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V.M., March 20


Today’s gospel calls Joseph “a just man.”

St. Joseph - Reflections

St. Joseph: The Holy Cross Tradition

Author: Fr. Claude Grou, C.S.C.

A stained glass image of St Joseph from a window in the Oratory done by artist Marius Plamondon
I have often been asked why Saint Joseph had such a great importance for Saint Brother AndrĂ©. We can certainly speak of the importance of St. Joseph for Canada, or of the place of St. Joseph in the devotional life of French Canadian families but we can equally say that Br. AndrĂ© found in Holy Cross a fertile ground to develop a spirituality that gave a prominent place to St. Joseph. I want to share with you a few elements of the devotion to St. Joseph as it evolved in Holy Cross, starting from the very early days when Fr. Basile Moreau accepted responsibility for the Brothers of Saint Joseph.


Today’s gospel calls Joseph “a just man.” It is a title that the scriptures of the Old and the New Testaments give to people who try to live according to God’s plans. Indeed, he played an important role in God’s plan of salvation; God entrusted our Savior, Jesus, to his care. He experienced that his important role brought him many difficulties, but he stood the test and served God well, as a man of faith, generous, and indeed “just.”     

Lent 4th Week: March 15-20:

 Lent 4th Week: March 15-20: 

March 15 Monday: Jn 4:43-54: USCCB video reflections 

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The context: According to John’s Gospel, after facing rejection by his hometown, Nazareth, Jesus went to Jerusalem in Judea for the Passover feast. From Jerusalem, Jesus returned to Galilee and to his headquarters, Capernaum, where people received him as a miracle-working preacher and

May 1st: Feast of St. Joseph, the Worker - Prayer

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labour, obtain for us the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above our many concerns; to work with thankfulness and joy, responsibility and commitment, considering it an honour to employ and develop, by means of labour, the gifts received from God; to work with order, peace, prudence and patience, never surrendering too quickly and too long to weariness or difficulties; to work, above all, with purity of intention, and with detachment from self, having always the gift of God before our eyes and the account which we must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after your example, O Patriarch Joseph. Such shall be our motto in life unto death.  

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

St . Joseph, the Worker, May 1 - Liturgy

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