As I visit our confreres in the United States in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, I send greetings and blessings.
How is greatness recognized in the modern world? Very often, it happens when the media highlights a person’s life’s activities, or an award is given out by the government or an organization. However where St. Joseph was concerned, he was a man of few words. An action oriented man of silence and virtue, who’s self giving was total and unconditional.
St. Joseph was considered the model of perfect Christian life, and lived an authentic and integral life as a magnanimous person. He was a man of obedience, only speaking of the most essential things when it was time to “arise and start.” He was both prompt and dynamic. St. Joseph was the “Father” of the New Evangelization, who could preach without preaching.
Finally, remember that this month, (March 2013), we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the approval of the Pious Union of St. Joseph by Pope Pious X, the Vicar of Rome.
“Grant, Lord Jesus, in Your boundless love for us,
A new pope for Your Church
Who will please You by his holiness
And lead us faithfully to You,
Who are the same yesterday, today, and forever.”