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March 18, 2015

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"Who could be a better teacher for us than St Joseph? If you want my advice, which I have never tired of repeating these many years, Ite ad Ioseph: Go to Joseph. He will show us definite ways, both human and divine, to approach Jesus."
Christ is Passing By, 38.

This page offers links to articles and collections of quotations from this website about St. Joseph.

Praying with St. Joseph. The Founder of Opus Dei saw in St. Joseph the strong and affectionate father that Christ wanted on earth. He asked St. Joseph to teach him how to stay close to Mary and to Jesus: “How he would have embraced the Child, and kissed him!”. Download pdf.

Learning from St Joseph. “Saint Joseph's work was not self-centred, even though his active life made him a strong and forceful personality. When he worked, he was aware that he was carrying out God's will; he was thinking of his people, of Jesus and Mary, and of everyone in Nazareth” explains St Josemaria.

Our Lady and St Joseph. During an encounter with diocesan priests in Guatemala, St Josemaria, the founder of Opus Dei, talked about devotion to our Lady and St Joseph in the life of a priest.

Have a great devotion to St Joseph. In this video St Josemaria explains how St Joseph helps us to know Jesus Christ in his Humanity, because he was chosen by God to be Jesus’ foster-father on earth.

St. Joseph our the protector! "How does Joseph exercise his role as protector? Discreetly, humbly and silently, but with an unfailing presence and utter fidelity, even when he finds it hard to understand," said Pope Francis in Holy Mass for the inauguration of his Petrine ministry, on March 19, 2013.

When St Joseph Sleeps. "I saw in a friend’s house a representation of St. Joseph that really made me think. It was a relief from a Baroque Portuguese altarpiece, depicting the night of the escape into Egypt. You see an open tent with an angel standing beside it. Inside, Joseph, who is sleeping, but dressed in the garb of a pilgrim, wearing long boots as needed for a difficult journey. The first impression may be somewhat naive, showing him as a traveller, but sleeping. However, if we think more deeply we begin to understand what the image is trying to suggest," by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on March 19, 1992.

In Saint Joseph's workshop. A homily given on 19 March 1963, the feast of St Joseph. Download pdf.