Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

On the Solemnity of St. Joseph

By Chris Pelicano (bio - articles - email) | Mar 19, 2012

A simple encouragement to implore the intercession of St. Joseph:

“Most beloved father, dispel the evil of falsehood and sin...graciously assist us from heaven in our struggle with the powers of darkness...and just as once you saved the Child Jesus from mortal danger, so now defend God's holy Church from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity” (Pope Leo XIII, immediately following the text of the Encyclical Epistle Quamquam pluries, August 15, 1889.)

A simple reminder to imitate St. Joseph's virtues (especially hearing the Word of God with reverence and faithfully carrying out His commands):

“Besides trusting in Joseph's sure protection, the Church also trusts in his noble example, which transcends all individual states of life and serves as a model for the entire Christian community, whatever the condition and duties of each of its members may be.” (Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Custos, August 15, 1989)

St. Joseph, help us, men, to be protectors and defenders of Marriage, wives, families, and especially the “little ones” entrusted to us.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($25,417 to go):
$150,000.00 $124,582.96
17% 83%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: demark8616 - Mar. 21, 2012 5:06 AM ET USA

    10 out of 10 for this reminder to see St Joseph (so hidden in his humilty) for what and who he in reality is..."..the lord of His household, and prince over all His possessions."

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Denial of Service Attack: Success! December 19
Federal debt as a social-justice concern December 19
Another side of Francis: US-Cuba role shows Pope's diplomatic muscle December 18
Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed December 18
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? December 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - December 17