Day 1 “Never stop saying the Holy Rosary, I am always with you to help you.”

“Never stop saying the Holy Rosary, I am always with you to help you.” “Then he told them … about the need to pray continually and never lose heart.” (Lk 18:1) Meditation Like every good Mother, the Virgin of Revelation always gives her children advice to help them on their journey through life: pray the […]

Jesus in St Joseph’s Workshop

In the month of March, we would like to turn our attention to one of the greatest figures in the story of the Church: St Joseph. The liturgy immediately helps us to comprehend the calibre of this great Saint because lent is interrupted in order to celebrate the feast dedicated to Jesus’ foster father. Just […]

Novena to St Joseph – Day 9

Death in the days before Christ was often frightening, often terrible.  It was left for Joseph to show us for the first time the perfect way to die. Graciously God let him know that his work was done. Jesus was almost ready to enter His public life; in that the humble carpenter would play no […]

Novena to St Joseph – Day 8

Wonderful things have happened in the long annals of mankind, but none have been more wonderful than what occurred in the little house and shop of Joseph in Nazareth. The earnings of a laborer provided the food for the creator of heaven and earth.  Into the little carpenter shop comes the young Jesus, apprenticed to […]

Novena to St Joseph – Day 7

Compared to the powerful and important Herod, Joseph was in the eyes of his times a nobody.  Yet as this faithful carpenter and saint made smooth the ways of his Lord, worked for His comfort, and knelt to adore Him, Herod plotted the destruction of this Child, whom he looked upon as a possible rival […]

Novena to St Joseph – Day 6

To us Christmas is a day of uninterrupted joy.  To Joseph it was a day of the brightest light and the deepest shadows: a blazing sky and a chilly cave; the presence of angels and the cold shoulder of the villagers; faith and sorrow; intensest joy in the Infant and grief that he could give […]

Novena to St Joseph – Day 5

Pain and patience in the service of Christ and His Mother soon turn to joy.  The visit of the angel brought an end to Joseph’s problems.  The Child whom the lovely Mary carried was the Son of the Most High. He had no earthly father, for God Himself was His Father. The Holy Spirit had […]

Novena to St Joseph – Day 4

Wedded to the loveliest of brides, entering marriage with strong ideals and a trust in God’s provident care, Joseph had a right to expect love and security that come with consecrated marriage. While marriage for him was the beginning of a high honor, it was also the beginning of a new pain. While it added […]

Novena to St Joseph – Day 3

Tradition has it that Joseph had taken the vow of virginity, thus renouncing the right to marriage. At any rate he lived a life of purity. He was stainless among men and pure in the sight of God. But God in His providence had greater designs for Joseph than mere abstinence. He chose Joseph, the […]