Joseph's faith was beyond natural ability. He became a foster-father to a Son conceived in the womb of a Virgin! Joseph indeed submitted his intellect and will to God. St. Joseph is a great example for us in fundamental obedience, as he followed the angel's instruction to take Mary as his wife (see Mt 1:20-24). Tradition says Joseph died in the arms of Jesus and Mary, and is therefore the patron saint of a happy death. In the litany to St. Joseph, he is called the "terror of demons." At the hour of our death, be assured that the demons are working overtime to steal each of our souls. Therefore, we can confidently entrust ourselves to St. Joseph, for he is trustworthy. - One Bread, One Body

This is an ex-script from One Bread, One Body (OBOB). OBOB contains daily teachings based on the Catholic Church's readings for daily Mass. In keeping with the purpose of the publisher, Presentation Ministries, each issue of OBOB is sent to the Chancery for review. There it receives the Rescript (a new form of the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur) which is your assurance that the teachings are not contrary to official Church teaching. Father Wade Menezes shared this resource with me some years ago and it has been life changing!

1 comment:

  1. I just came across your blog and I'm so glad that I did. We've chosen St. Joseph for my son's baptism patron saint. I hadn't read of St. Joseph in this way. This is beautiful. Thank you.



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