Monday, March 19, 2012

Feast of Canada's patron saint

St. Joseph's understated ways fit with Canadian society
Feast Day: March 19
Died: 1st century
Patron of: against doubt, against hesitation, Americas, bursars, cabinetmakers, Canada, carpenters, Catholic Church , confectioners, craftsmen, Croatian people , dying people, emigrants, engineers, expectant mothers, families, fathers, holy death, house hunters, immigrants, interior souls, laborers, married people, Oblates of Saint Joseph, people in doubt, people who fight Communism, pioneers, protection of the Church, social justice, travellers, unborn children, Universal Church , Vatican II, wheelwrights, workers, many more...
I think it's time for St. Joseph to pipe up a bit. He only raised our Lord and Saviour, yet he never gets any glory. Just about everybody lifted a pint of something to St. Patrick on Saturday, but once again St. Joseph flies under the radar two days later.

Although when you think about it, St. Joseph has no words attributed to him in the Bible. So maybe his understated feast day makes sense.

The following is an excerpt on St. Joseph by EWTN:

The glorious St. Joseph was lineally descended from the greatest kings of the tribe of Judah, and from the most illustrious of the ancient patriarchs; but his true glory consisted in his humility and virtue. The history of his life hath not been written by men; but his principal actions are recorded by the Holy Ghost himself God entrusted him with the education of his divine Son, manifested in the flesh. In this view he was espoused to the Virgin Mary.

Read the full biography here.  

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