We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
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!

Progress toward our March expenses ($30,754 to go):
$35,000.00 $4,245.70
88% 12%
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."

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Ways of Evangelization 19 hours ago
Evangelization and the Gift of Meaning 20 hours ago
Two links - moral relativism in elementary schools and charges of "genocide" in the Old Testament March 3
Don’t touch that Smile! Helping CatholicCulture.org by shopping on Amazon. March 2
Church Fathers: Introduction to the Greek Apologists March 1

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5