Today, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I dedicate this new website and blog to the honor of St. Joseph. In doing so, I ask for his intercession in this mission:
To provide reflections and community for like-minded men who seek to emulate St. Joseph’s virtues and be good husbands and fathers in today’s world.
Hymn, from Morning Prayer, Joseph, Husband of Mary:
Joseph, patron saint of workers,
Blending skill with charity,
Silent carpenter we praise you!
Joining work with honesty,
You taught Christ with joy to labor
Sharing his nobility.
Joseph, close to Christ and Mary,
Lived with them in poverty,
Shared with them their home and labor,
Worked with noble dignity.
May we seek God’s will as you did,
Leader of his family!
Joseph, workmen’s inspiration,
Man of faith and charity,
Make us honest, humble, faithful,
Strong with Christ’s true liberty,
Make our labor and our leisure
Fruitful to eternity!