Tag: Advent

Joseph is The Man’s Man

Joseph was a man of great virtue. He had to be. He was CHOSEN by God for protection. Matthew 2:13-14 clearly illustrates Joseph’s calling as PROTECTOR. “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt.” Joseph is a man of obedience. He does what God asks of Him IMMEDIATELY. Once Joseph knew it […]

Joseph the “Just” Man

“Her husband Joseph, was a just man…” Matthew 1:19. What is a “just” man? “In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:3 To understand Joseph as “just” Pope Benedict XVI states we must understand his “whole life was lived according to Sacred Scripture.” Psalm 1 then is the picture of the “just” man, the […]

Joseph – the Pinnacle of Earthly Fatherhood

Parents are ‘the first representatives of God for man.’ (CCC 239) That means God intentionally chose one man—one man in all of human history—to ‘represent’ fatherhood to Jesus. In choosing Joseph, God was careful to choose a man who would not ‘disfigure the face of fatherhood’ on God’s behalf. Joseph, then, is more than a […]

Join Us for Advent Meditations with Saints

Imagine for a moment what it would be like for a woman of Mary’s purity to invite you into her heart, only to expect that same depths of purity from you in return. Joseph would’ve needed heroic courage to stay committed to virtue to love Mary on her terms. Imagine for a moment what it […]