THE SLAYER OF DEMONS!...okay, that may not be a title given to St. Joseph, but it was a slip of the tongue by James and just maybe it will be added to his litany one day.
For those of you who do not know, this is the year of St. Joseph as declared by Pope Francis! This day and age is especially trying for families and most glaringly men. Turn to St. Joseph, the patron saint of our beautiful Church. St. Joseph is a man who was chosen by God to lead the Holy Family. He loved his wife and son more than anyone and his actions literally spoke volumes. There is now Josephology happening in our age!
Some fun facts for you men about this incredible man:
He is the patron saint of our beloved Catholic Church, unborn children, fathers, workers, travelers, immigrants, and a happy death.
Feast Day: March 19th
St. Joseph the Worker: May 1st, to counter the Communists' May Day by Pope Pius XII
Month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph
Wednesday (yes, every Wednesday!) is dedicated to him as well.
For a man who wasn't venerated deeply in the Church until the 15th century, we are certainly trying to catch up!
In this episode, James and Fr. Dom will dive into all things St. Joseph, this incredible man who was truly a man of silence. The Gospels don't record a single word of this man's life but his actions have been written about for centuries. A man who gets spoken to four times by angels is a man we all must emulate and listen to. Since he didn't say a word, we must follow his actions.
Join us to find out why St. Joseph was depicted as an old man in early Catholic art, why James thinks St. Joseph should have a title added to his litany, how much St. Joseph loved our beloved mother, why St. Joseph was probably a young, strapping man and what the Gospels say in regards to this fact, and how we can take St. Joseph's faith and pray to him for it!
Father Dom's Challenge: Think before you act and speak. Ask the Holy Spirit to enter in the simple moments of your life (or even the chaotic times) to direct your words and actions to fulfill His will. Men, the Holy Spirit will never steer you in the wrong direction.
St. Joseph, pray for us!
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1. Joseph of Nazareth by Federico Suarez
2. Pope Francis proclamation of the year of St. Joseph
3. Apostolic Letter "Patris Corde" by Pope Francis
4. National Catholic Register's main page on St. Joseph info
5. St. Joseph and His World by Mike Aquilina
6. Consecration to St. Joseph by Fr. Calloway
7. Litany of St. Joseph
8. Sacred artwork to St. Joseph
9. The Power of Silence Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Cardinal Sarah
10. Year of St. Jos