Thursday, March 19, 2015

Justus ut Palma Florebit

The just shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus: planted in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. Ps. ibid. 2. It is good to give praise to the Lord: and sing to Thy Name, O most High. Glory be to the Father...

St. Joseph was "a just man". This praise bestowed by the Holy Ghost, and the privilege of having been chosen by God to be the foster-father of Jesus and the spouse of the Virgin Mother, are the foundations of the honour paid to St. Joseph by the Church.

In Italy, St. Joseph is the man.

These novena prayers explain many of his virtues and titles.

My favorite title of his is "Terror of Demons."

St. Teresa of Avila and St. Alphonsus Liguori on Joseph.

This religious congregation has their seminary about 30 minutes from my home. The rector has given several talks to our youth and young adult group. Good men.

5 reasons Catholic men should cultivate a devotion to St. Joseph.

The feast of St. Joseph the Worker is celebrated on May 1, instituted by Pope Pius XII in the hopes of Christianizing the concept of labor and to counter the Communists.

Isidore of Isolanis, a pious Dominican of the 16th century, prophesied that "the sound of victory" will be heard in the Church Militant "when the faithful recognize the sanctity of St. Joseph."

A special 30 days prayer to the saint for any intention.

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