Saint Joseph the Worker, Pray for Us!

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TO DO VS TO BE Why The Worker Matters Saint Joseph was tasked to do the seemingly impossible with NOTHING. [No, we don’t mean the staircase in Santa Fe, though that’s amazing!] The task? A mere man, though righteous, asked to guard, protect and lead the Sinless Virgin and the Son of God. And he did that well in dire poverty and …

Flowers for Saint Joseph on his Solemnity

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The recent early warm temperatures and heavy rains meant that flowers, shrubs, and trees popped into bloom seemingly overnight. But the timing was perfect. After First Vespers of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Handmaids carefully gathered some ready made day flowers around the property. Daffodils and double daffodils, some greens, hyacinth, and a couple tiny white pansies filled a basket. …

Solemnity of Saint Joseph in the Year of Saint Joseph

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As the double Holy Years (Year of Saint Joseph and the Year of Amoris Laetitia Family) progress, we come on March 19th, 2021 to the great Solemnity of Saint Joseph the earthly Head of the Holy Family. Many people this March will mark their devotion to Saint Joseph in a particular way, including consecrating themselves to the Foster Father of …

Saint Joseph Each 19th of the Month

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Similar to the weekly Wednesday of a day devoted to the honor of Saint Joseph, the nineteenth day of each month is treated likewise. Think of it like an extension of his March 19th Feast Day throughout the rest of the year. An excerpt from a conference given by Father Gerald in 1942: “…consider how fitting it is that Saint …

Saint Joseph Wednesday

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There are many resources to help us make the most of the Year of Saint Joseph and many ways to receive the plenary indulgences associated with this much needed year. A simple one is making time for prayer to Saint Joseph on Wednesdays. This day of the week is traditionally dedicated to great Saint Joseph. Prayerfully reciting the Novena to …

The Gift of Saint Joseph and the Year of Saint Joseph

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We were very happy to celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception this year on December 8th but received some wonderful additional gifts: Pope Francis proclaiming a year of Saint Joseph from December 8th, 2020 to December 8th, 2021 and a visit by Bishop Stika and His Eminence Cardinal Rigali. Having Mass celebrated by Bishop Stika was a wonderful blessing …