Monday, March 19, 2007

Solemnity of St. Joseph

The intercession of St. Joseph for our family has been an enormous blessing.

I believe he has prayed for us through Atticus's conversion, through miscarriages, through doubts and fears about more miscarriages (which can lead to fears of being open to life) and for the spiritual growth of our domestic church.

My beloved St. Joseph is the model husband and father ... giving of himself completely, pouring himself out in body and spirit, offering a total self-donation for his wife and foster-son. May he hear our prayers and cries for intercession, and may he intercede before the throne of God for our family, for all fathers, and for all who call on him with love and faith in the Savior whom he raised.

I'm also praying today that St. Joseph's intercession will help a dear friend and her husband as they discern God's will regarding employment and new opportunities.

St. Joseph, pray for us!

(The above image is Georges de La Tour's "Christ in the Carpenter's Shop", 1645)


Suzanne Temple said...

Happy solemnity, Karen!

Kristen Laurence said...

Beautiful, Karen. Isn't he wonderful?! A friend in heaven!