Every day I read through the latest Catholic news and am astounded.
Brothers battling in court over whether to pull the plug on their mother according to her DNR, despite her pleas now that she wants to live.
A divorced mother suing to proceed with gender reassignment on her young son despite the father’s insistence that he wants to remain a boy.
The country that forced an abortion on a young mother because she was mentally disabled.
Then there are all the states and countries that are reducing restrictions on abortion and legalizing euthenasia.
And we shouldn’t forget the clergy abuse crisis that never leaves the headlines.
Sadly, these are just a few examples of what’s going on in our world.
It can be frustrating, overwhelming, and downright depressing.
But with the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary approaching on March 19th, now is the perfect time to consider how he just may be the answer we need.
Joseph was a man. A regular ole human being like you and me.
And yet he was chosen by God to care for Mary and Jesus. And he always did as the Lord instructed, without question. Despite how bizarre or life changing the request was.
He’s barely mentioned in the Bible, and yet, he no doubt played a vital role in the life of Jesus.
This week’s issue of Genuflect gives the quiet, humble Saint Joseph the attention he rightly deserves. We cover some of his best titles, why he’s not mentioned more in the Bible, what we can learn from St. Joseph, how to honor him and model after him, and a number of ways to pray to Saint Joseph for his intercession.
Be sure to check out the Novena to Saint Joseph below … begin with days 1 and 2 today and you’ll complete it in time for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph on March 19th.
Saint Joseph is exactly who we need during these trying times to faithfully and quietly serve the Lord.
Founding Editor, Genuflect
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St. Joseph’s Titles
Have you heard all of these 16 titles given to Saint Joseph?
St. Joseph’s Best Titles | FOCUS
Where Was Joseph?
Why wasn’t Joseph at Jesus’ crucifixion? Why isn’t he mentioned more in the Scriptures? I’ve wondered this myself … this reason makes a lot of sense.
Why Wasn’t Joseph at Jesus’ Crucifixion? | Busted Halo
Learn From St. Joseph
There are times in life when things don’t go the way we planned. We get discouraged and frustrated. These are exactly the times we should turn to Saint Joseph whose life was also full of unexpected events. But he handled them with humility and quiet calmness and ultimately became one of our greatest Saints. Here’s what we can learn from Saint Joseph.
Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of “What am I Doing With My Life?” | Blessed is She
Journey With St. Joseph
What do spring and Saint Joseph have in common? This year the Feast of St. Joseph falls on the first day of spring. And it’s only fitting since the season is a time to plant seeds and quietly watch them grow … not unlike why St. Joseph is known as the silent saint. Here’s how you can take Saint Joseph along on your Lenten journey.
Journey With St. Joseph | Integrated Catholic
Honor St. Joseph
In March we honor Saint Joseph, the patron saint of workers, families, homes, and a happy death. He was the Earthly leader of Jesus’ home. So here are 12 ways to honor Saint Joseph in your home during March.
12 Ways to Honor St. Joseph This March | Aleteia
Model St. Joseph
Fathers play an important role in the healthy development of a child. But children aren’t the only ones who benefit from a role model. Fathers are well advised to model themselves after one of the most beloved fathers of all time … Saint Joseph. Here’s how.
The Father’s Role – Imitating Saint Joseph | Catholic Stand
New St. Joseph Consecration
Father Donald Calloway believes our world needs St. Joseph. He believes the foster-father of Jesus can help heal our confusion with marriage, parenting, and gender ideology. So he created the Consecration to Saint Joseph, which was published on January 1. Here’s why you should consider a Consecration to St. Joseph.
Why a New Consecration to St. Joseph is Spreading Like Wildfire | Catholic News Agency
St. Joseph Novena
Perhaps 33 days is too much to commit to right now for a consecration to Saint Joseph. Start smaller with this 9-day Novena. Begin today by praying Day 1 and Day 2 and you’ll be done in time for St. Joseph’s Feast Day of March 19th.
Pray the St. Joseph Novena | Genuflect
Pray For Protection
The Lord chose Joseph to be the guardian of His only Son here on Earth. So who better to intercede on your behalf for your protection? Here’s a prayer published in St. Joseph’s Manual in 1853 that chooses St. Joseph as your personal patron and protector.
2 Feast Days
The Church celebrates Saint Joseph with two feast days. March 19th is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Then there’s the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker on May 1. Here’s how the two celebrations came about.
Why Are There Two Feasts For St. Joseph? | Simply Catholic
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