St. Joseph

Saint Joseph, Then and Now; Man of Questioning Faith, 5 of 10

by Louis Templeman In more than one ancient work of sacred art we find Joseph off by himself looking bewildered in a depiction of the nativity. In Rublev’s icon we find the artist has captured a very real moment of Josephquestioning his predicament as well as his faith (bottom left of image). The nativity was […]

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Saint Joseph, Then and Now; an Obedient Pilgrim, 4 of 10

by Louis Templeman Luke 2: 4, “And Joseph, too, went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David to be enrolled with his Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. There was no room […]

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Saint Joseph, Then and Now; a Chaste Man, 3 of 10

Joseph was told in his dream not to be afraid to take Mary his wife into his home. In this dream where the angel gave terse, explicit instructions Joseph heard enough to change his attitude, choose God’s will over his own and set a new course of action.  He made a quick decision with firm […]

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Joseph, Then and Now; a Righteous Man, 2 of 10

Matthew 1: 19, “. . . a righteous man.” Saint Joseph was a devout observer of Mosaic Law. He discovered his betrothed was pregnant; probably when Mary returned from visiting her cousin Elizabeth. This was a gross violation of moral law. Therefore, he wished to dissolve his pledged union with Mary.Yet, he was merciful. Unwilling […]

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Saint Joseph Then and Now; Son of David 1 of 10

In the next 10 days, I’m going to post a 10-part meditative essays on St. Joseph. I didn’t write them. They were written by Louis Templeman, a prolific writer and known in Catholic circles as the Catholic Journeyman. If you want to be more familiar with Louis and his writings, please visit http://www.catholicstewardsofcreation.com/home-2/catholic-journeyman/catholic-journeymans-archive/ Below is the first of […]

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Thank You, St. Joseph

Today (March 19) is the feast day of St. Joseph. Aside from our Blessed Mother, no other saint has touched my life as much as he did. And he still does. I love you St. Joseph! Thank you for never ceasing to pray for me!

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When Things Don’t Make Sense…

There are no words attributed to St. Joseph in the Bible. He was there at the birth of Jesus and then there was a story about him and Mary looking for Jesus when he was about 12 years old and finding Jesus in the temple. After that, there was no mention of Joseph. I don’t […]

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