Sunday, May 01, 2005

If it were not Sunday...
today would be the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.

His was the title of father of the Son of God, because he was the Spouse of Mary, ever Virgin. He was our Lord’s father, because Jesus ever yielded to him the obedience of a son. He was our Lord’s father, because to him were entrusted, and by him were faithfully fulfilled, the duties of a father, in protecting Him, giving Him a home, sustaining and rearing Him, and providing Him with a trade.

V. Blessed be the name of Joseph.
R. Henceforth and for ever. Amen.


God, who in Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the husband of Thy most holy Mother, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may be made worthy to receive him for our intercessor in heaven, whom on earth we venerate as our holy Protector: who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., Meditations and Devotions

It would also be the feast of St. Asaph, Bishop, St. Augustine Schoffler, Priest and Martyr, St. John-Louis Bonnard, Priest and Martyr, St. Peregrine Laziosi, O.S.M., Priest, and St. Richard Pampuri, O.H. .


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