The more I grow in my faith, the more I begin to rely upon St. Joseph. The Bible doesn't say much about him, but we know he was obedient to God by providing for and protecting Mary and Jesus. And of course, our blessed Lord learned His trade from his earthly father and so much more. I have often tried to imagine the life of the Holy Family, but it is in reading St. Anne Catherine Emmerich's visions that have created a fuller picture for me. No one is required to believe this, of course, it being a private revelation, but I have found it has greatly enhanced the reading of the Bible for me.
Tim Drake gives a most touching tribute to St. Joseph. He ends with this: we would do well to spend time in reflection and prayer on good St. Joseph. Our culture faces a crisis of fatherhood — too many weak fathers, distant fathers, absent fathers — unlike anything we’ve previously experienced.
Ask St. Joseph to bless and guide and protect your family. Take some time to contemplate what Joseph did, and ask for his intercession in your life and work. You’ll be thankful you did. St. Joseph, pray for us!
To all men, especially fathers, a happy day to you! May St. Joseph pray for all your intentions. Below is my favorite dad with my favorite kids, when they were little!!! I am so thankful Michael keeps the children close to him even now.