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March 19

Lent 2018

Solemnity of St. Jospeh, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Today we honor St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


"St. Joseph's silence does not express an inner emptiness but, on the contrary, the fullness of the faith he bears in his heart and which guides his every thought and action. It is a silence thanks to which Joseph, in unison with Mary, watches over the Word of God, known through the Sacred Scriptures, continuously comparing it with the events of the life of Jesus; a silence woven of constant prayer, a prayer of blessing of the Lord, of the adoration of his holy will and of unreserved entrustment to his providence . . . Let us allow ourselves to be filled with St. Joseph's silence! In a world that is often too noisy, that encourages neither recollection nor listening to God's voice, we are in such deep need of it."

—Pope Benedict XVI, Angelus, December 18, 2005


Say this prayer to St. Joseph today.


Today we will focus on an extra reflection from the USCCB, Be Her Joseph!, which looks at one couple's story about NFP and a husband's inspiration by St. Joseph.

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