Are you not envious of Saints?
I do. Because they remind me of my capacity to be with them.
Saints, except martyrs, were just ordinary people like you and me. They did not Excel in extraordinary work, profession, etcera. Only, that, they are faithful to their ordinary life putting love, ahay! Great love, I mean to say. They have put a great deal of love over what they have and do thus making it extraordinary.
They work in silence. Not seeking to be praised or recognized. But their goodness did not escape in the eyes of God.
They have become where they are now.
Happy All Saints’ Day
Joseph of Nazareth, you are the man
Last in the line that rose from David, King,
Down through the royal generations ran,
and ends with Jesus Christ.
Gabriel from heaven came to Mary’s side,
Came with joyful promise of a King
Came to you also, Joseph, to confide
that God conceived this child.
Guardian and foster father of the Christ,
Honor to you, so chosen by our God!
Husband of Virgin Mary,
You are first to show us Christian Love.
March 19 – Feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary
The feast falls on a Sunday, in the Roman Catholic Liturgy, Sunday celebration supercedes any feast of the day. Happy Feast to all the Fathers in the world.
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©Joseph of Nazareth text Stephen Somerville, 1971
Mother’s tears have a place in heaven..
St. Monica prayed for the conversion of her wayward son Augustine (now St. Augustine, doctor of the Church). Her generosity and trust in the Lord’s compassion made her son’s conversion possible. This eventually paved the way for Augustine’s sainthood.
She represents the struggles of all parents whose children are walking towards the wrong path. As parent, it was her responsibillity to guide and supervise her child. Her intense prayer and love for her son, by the grace of God, helped her to fulfill her mission towards his son.
August 27, Memorial of St. Monica, patron saint of mothers
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