Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary


“Saint Joseph” Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC Originally published in AIM Magazine 2017

Saint Joseph, Pray for us in our times of fear!


Gospel MT 1:16, 18-21, 24A

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him
and took his wife into his home.

3 thoughts on “Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  1. Happy Feast Day to you Father and all members of C.S.C.
    St. Joseph Pray for us.
    May the Divine Potter spin us into Beautiful Vessels and Our Hearts become One With His.

  2. Beautiful painting and a joy to be reminded today of my Patron Saint Joseph’s great part in Mary and Jesus’ miraculous lives.

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