Monday, 1 May 2017

# Saints

Saint Joseph the Worker

Joseph the Carpenter, by Georges de La Tour, 1640s.
The 1st of May is the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker. Saint Joseph was born in Bethlehem in Judea and later lived in Nazareth. He then became the husband of Our Lady and the adoptive father of Jesus. Saint Joseph had a reputation for being virtuous and was a carpenter by trade. Saint Joseph was thus entrusted with the mission to guard, protect and provide for the temporal needs of Jesus and Our Lady In heaven he continues this mission by being the patron saint of the Catholic Church as well as other causes including fathers, labourers and families. He has two feast days; Saint Joseph the Husband of Mary on March 19th, and the 1st of May for Saint Joseph the Worker. The feast day for May 1st was instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1955 to help emphasise the value of human work in the eyes of God and give labourers a model and intercessor and protector.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Our Lady of Medjugorje

May 02, 2018 Message to Mirjana

Dear children, all that my Son, who is the light of love, has done and does, He has done out of love. Also you, my children, when you live in love and love your neighbors, you are doing the will of my Son. Apostles of my love, make yourselves little; open your pure hearts to my Son so that He can work through you. With the help of faith, be filled with love. But, my children, do not forget that the Eucharist is the heart of faith. This is my Son who feeds you with His Body and strengthens you with His Blood. This is a miracle of love: my Son who always comes anew, alive, to bring life back to souls. My children, by living in love you are doing the will of my Son and He lives in you. My children, my motherly desire is for you to always love Him more, because He is calling you with His love. He is giving you love so that you may spread it to all those around you. As a mother, through His love, I am with you to speak the words of love and hope to you - to speak to you the eternal words that are victorious over time and death - so as to call you to be my apostles of love. Thank you.

Links