spring…

... it's finally here! photo source: Me. … [Read more...]

Gerard David…

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William Dyce…

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the Holy Family with Holy Trinity…

... opening up the series of St. Joseph art with this unique painting illustrating how the Holy Family is a symbol of the Trinity. Also noting how the Holy Family is a model of the Church and perfect model for the sanctity of marriage. See... I told you art can "speak" more than I can ever hope to articulate. It's like reading scripture with your heart and your eyes. Carlo DolciNow go call your Father! … [Read more...]

O Patriarch Joseph…

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who devote their lives to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in the spirit of penance in order thereby to atone for my many sins; to work conscientiously, setting devotion to duty in preference to my own whims; to work with thankfulness and joy, deeming it an honor to employ and to develop by my labor the gifts I have received from God; to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties; to work above … [Read more...]

now, that’s an altar…

[source] learn about the custom and meaning behind a St. Joseph altar. … [Read more...]

Litany of St. Joseph…

photo credit: Mark Abeln Litany of St. JosephApproved by St. Pope Pius X.Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. Holy Mary, pray for us. St. Joseph, pray for us. Renowned offspring of David, pray for us. Light of Patriarchs, pray for us. Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for … [Read more...]

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Father, you entrusted our Savior to the care of St. Joseph…

Collect: Father, you entrusted our Savior to the care of St. Joseph. By the help of his prayers may your Church continue to serve its Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.Murillo ... little know, and highly personal, fact. When my son was an baby I consecrated him to the care of St. Joseph to be his adoptive spiritual father in the absence of a physical one. … [Read more...]


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