March 19- Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Solemnity

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Mar 17 2024 • 9 mins

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March 19: Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary—Solemnity

First Century
Patron Saint of the Universal Church, fathers, carpenters, and a happy death
Liturgical Color: White

When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus. ~Matthew 1:24–25

Saint Joseph, you were obedient to the will of the Father in Heaven as it was revealed to you by an angel. You took Mary as your wife and Jesus as your Son. You raised Him, protected Him, and exercised a fatherly authority over Him. Please exercise that same fatherly authority, given to you by the Father in Heaven, over my life. I entrust myself to your intercession and authority and pray that you protect me always, guiding me to your Son in Heaven. Saint Joseph, pray for me. Jesus, I trust in You.

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