Saturday, May 1, 2021

St. Joseph's Day


In March we put together our annual St. Joseph's Altar but I never got around to sharing the pictures. I thought I'd post them today in honor of the feast of St. Joseph the Worker! 

My husband and our oldest daughter are actually across the country over at Christendom College in Virginia (!!!) with our older boys! They flew over yesterday and will fly back home on Tuesday. Our other teens are off painting weapons and building armor for their upcoming "Joan the Maid" play... That just leaves me home with the four youngest. We are organizing bedrooms and getting our Saturday chores done! I also printed out a coloring page from Liturgy of the Home and will come up with a little treat for them to enjoy as we read about dear St. Joseph. Happy feast day! 









 











O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having death always before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch St. Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life and in death.
 
St. Joseph, patron of workers, a happy death, and the Universal Church, pray for us!