The Church celebrates the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19, honoring St. Joseph as the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and earthly father of Christ. During this Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis, we are reminded to go to St. Joseph and discover in him an intercessor, a support and a guide.
In this podcast, Fr. Leo Agustina shares a reflection on the freedom of St. Joseph which allowed him to be an instrument in the story of salvation and share in the joy of the life of Christ. Fr. Leo explains that God counts on each one of us to be docile to the Holy Spirit in partaking in the work of Jesus Christ and bringing those we encounter closer to God through our personal freedom. Modeling the life of St. Joseph, we too can seek to live freely in the grace of Christ as we pursue the adventure of sainthood in the midst of everyday life.
St. Josemaria explains: “Faith, hope, love: these are the supports of Joseph’s life and of all Christian lives. Joseph’s self-giving is an interweaving of faithful love, loving faith and confident hope. His feast is thus a good opportunity for us to renew our commitment to the Christian calling God has given each of us” (Christ is Passing By, no. 43).
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