Monday, February 29, 2016

Homage of faith...

"He was following a good life plan, but God had kept a different design  
for him, a greater mission.  Joseph was a man who always listened
to the voice of God, profoundly amenable to God's secret will,
a man attentive to the messages that came from the depths
of the heart and from above." - Pope Francis

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St James the Apostle Church,~Plaridel, Phillipines

"We cannot help but marvel 
at the faith of St Joseph. ...
Because his faith was so strong, Joseph's mind and heart
bowed in perfect adoration.  Imitate his faith as you kneel
before the humble Christ annihilated in the Eucharist.

Pierce the veil which covers this furnace of love and 
adore the hidden God.  At the same time respect the veil of love
and make the immolation of your mind and heart
your most beautiful homage of faith."

St Peter Julian Eymard

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St Joseph, Jesus, John the Baptist - Melchoir Paul von Deschwanden (1811-1881, Swiss)

March is the month of St Joseph.
Plan today - how you will both imitate him
and solicit the special intercession
of this patron of the Church every day in March!
Ite ad Joseph!

"Accepting the Lord's plan, Joseph fully found himself, beyond himself...
his full interior openness to the Will of God challenges us
and shows us the way." - Pope Francis


  1. Janette, this is a very moving post. I have always wished the Bible contained more details in the lives of the Holy Family. This posts everyone can apply to their own lives. St. Joseph Trusted in the Heavenly Fathers plan even when he didn't understand what was happening. John K

  2. Ite ad Joseph! Happy to learn you are still stopping by, John. Blessed Lent - dive deep!