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!

15 comments:

  1. Did you mean to use “real” names?

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    1. I didn't mean to, but it's definitely getting harder to use nicknames for my teens/young adult children!

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  2. What a fun bottle of wine, with the keys as the logo!! Where did you find that?

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  3. Thank You Jessica, for sharing this lovely tribute to Saint Joseph The Worker. God Bless.
    Joan

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    1. Thank you for taking time to leave comments! God bless you too, Joan!

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  4. St. Joseph is special in our home since our dad's name was Joseph. Thank You for sharing.
    Marion

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    1. I'll offer a prayer for your dad! Both of my parents were named after saint Joseph too! My dad is Patrick Joseph and my mom is Josephine. After a number of girls in a row, my grandparents gave up waiting for a boy and named my mom after St. Joseph! Their next baby was a boy :) He is my patron too, my middle name is Jo. Such a great saint to have as a patron!

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  5. Jessica, you always make everything so special for your beautiful children. I look forward to your posts and find them inspiring. God Bless you and your family.
    Marilyn

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  6. those two tiny girls! <3 so sweet

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  7. Thank you for sharing this special family event. The photos are just wonderful! Each of your children are just so sweet...your older girls helping to teach your younger children your wonderful traditions is so nice to wee. Isn't it wonderful that we can Honor Dear Saint Joseph all this year in so many special ways!!! I very much like your beautiful statue of Saint Joseph and the Baby Jesus. Happy Pentecost on Sunday!

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  8. This is SUCH an inspiration (and utterly adorable with all those budding saints!). Would you please let us know where you got that beautiful St. Joseph candle? Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Karen! You can find the candle at Clear Creek Abbey: https://clearcreekmonks.org/gift-shop/devotional-candle-saint-joseph-and-christ-child/

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