The Holy Father has Declared
Dec. 8, 2020-Dec. 8, 2021 as the Year of St. Joseph
Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We are all very familiar with the story of Joseph and his betrothal to Mary. We are fond of the dreams that each character had.
And, yet, God had other plans for them. Mary and Joseph would have another dream in which they would be brought into the plan of God for the salvation of all. Most importantly, we embrace the plan due to this holy couple humbly assenting to God’s will with their “Yes.”
In our own journey, we often lay out plans days, months, years ahead but do we involve God in that planning? We know of stories in the bible where there were those who planned great things only to have those “plans” changed by death, loss, war, disease, etc.
As we move through our Lenten journey may we take a lesson from the holy man, Joseph, who is often the forgotten “yes” in bringing forth the life of Jesus, at least in a spiritual way.
Spiritual Reflection: “How might I imitate Joseph’s love for Jesus and Mary in my own life?”
Continuing our journey,
The faithful are not obligated to observe abstinence from meat on March 19.