Joseph, a Saint

Joseph 25

When we look at the lives of those who have faithfully followed Christ, we are inspired with a new reason for seeking the City that is to come and at the same time we are shown a most safe path by which among the vicissitudes of this world, in keeping with the state in life and condition proper to each of us, we will be able to arrive at perfect union with Christ, that is, perfect holiness. In the lives of those who, sharing in our humanity, are however more perfectly transformed into the image of Christ, God vividly manifests His presence and His face to men. He speaks to us in them, and gives us a sign of His Kingdom, to which we are strongly drawn, having so great a cloud of witnesses over us  and such a witness to the truth of the Gospel. (from the Constitution of the Church, Vatican Document)

O St. Joseph, you shared in our humanity but also lived a life of holiness with Jesus, the Son of God, and his most holy mother, Mary. Ask Jesus for me that I may choose the path to holiness in my life, so that I too may arrive at the degree of holiness that God is calling me to. Amen.

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