March 19 Saint Joseph

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Rita Biesemans
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March 19 Saint Joseph

Post by Rita Biesemans » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:38 am

March 19 Feast Day of Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus

ODE TO SAINT JOSEPH

Joseph, humble, silent vase
of splendor and abundant grace
protector, defender of our Lord
as a strong and flaming sword

Joseph, most just, most pure
what no man could ever ensure
guardian of the holy house
stronghold of your Holy Spouse

Joseph, treasurer of the Heavenly King
for Whom the angels in adoration sing
so underestimated in the world's eyes
with whom you never did compromise

Joseph, without titles behind your name
you never sought perishable fame
you were an honest simple worker
envied and attacked by the evil lurker

Joseph, example of husband and father
you never thought of yourself, but rather
in obedience to God, with love and humility
you shouldered the caring responsibility

Joseph, assist us in our daily tasks
never forsake us nor the one who asks
to be non-judgmental and steadfast
to obtain those virtues of yours at last.

Rita Biesemans March 19, 2011

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