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For 19 March 2020, Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, based on Matthew 1:16, 18â€“21, 24
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, â€œJoseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.â€
When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife,
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
don Jean de Dieu
20 March 2020 @ 7:06 am
Thanks for your words of comfort in these difficult times.
“Simplicity is one of the keys to Jesus’s character”
Saint Joseph, pray for us