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When St Joseph Sleeps

Dear sisters and brothers: Recently I saw in a friend’s house a representation of St. Joseph that really made me think. It was a relief from a Baroque Portuguese altarpiece, depicting the night of the escape into Egypt. You see an open tent with an angel [...]
Tags: St Joseph, Interior life, The Will of God, Pope Benedict XVI

Our Lady and St Joseph

During an encounter with diocesan priests in Guatemala, St Josemaria, the founder of Opus Dei, talked about devotion to our Lady and St Joseph in the life of a priest.
Tags: St Joseph, Holy Rosary, Our Lady, diocesan priests

We are not alone

God doesn’t abandon us. All priests, all Christians, can say with St Paul, “Non vivo ego, vivit vero in me Christus.”
Tags: St Joseph, Holy Rosary, Our Lady, diocesan priests

Have a great devotion to St Joseph

St Josemaria explains how St Joseph helps us to know Jesus Christ in his Humanity, because he was chosen by God to be Jesus’ foster-father on earth.
Tags: Holy Family, St Joseph, Following Christ

In Saint Joseph's workshop

A homily given on 19 March 1963, the feast of St Joseph. Download the homily "In Joseph's Workshop". We do know that he was not well-to-do: he was just a worker, like so many millions of people throughout the world. He worked at the same demanding and [...]
Tags: St Joseph, Work, Christ Is Passing By

5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the temple

And his parents were wont to go every year to Jerusalem at the Feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. And after they had fulfilled the days, when they [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Holy Family, St Joseph, Holy Rosary, Our Lady

Learning from St Joseph

A master of interior life, a worker deeply involved in his job, God’s faithful servant in continual contact with Jesus: that is Joseph. Ite ad Ioseph. With St Joseph, the Christian learns what it means to belong to God and fully to assume one’s place [...]
Tags: Holy Family, St Joseph, Interior life, Ordinary life

In the House at Nazareth

And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man (Lk 2:51-52). The fact that Jesus [...]
Tags: Jesus Christ, Holy Family, St Joseph, Ordinary life, Our Lady

Selecting the right partner

One simple observation, often overlooked by many, is the key to a successful marriage is selecting the right partner. The teachings of Saint Josemaria and his influence led me to take this responsibility very seriously. Living in Warrane College, I was able to mix with [...]
Tags: Children, Marriage, St Joseph, Vocation

The sorrows and joys of St Joseph

In Torreciudad, a sanctuary of our Lady built in Spain under St Josemaria’s stimulation, there is an old track leading up to the original shrine. Along the track fourteen tiled pictures have been set up, in pairs, showing “The Sorrows and Joys of St Joseph”. [...]
Tags: Gospel, books, Holy Family, St Joseph, Christ Is Passing By