Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Feast of St. Joseph!

In honor of St. Joseph, the most chaste spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I thought I would share another profound entry that I read from the book "Jesus Our Eucharistic Love".

And St. Philip Neri, a priest thoroughly knowledgeable in the ways of young people remarked: "Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and devotion to the Blessed Virgin are not simply the best way, but in fact are the only way to conserve purity. At the age of twenty, nothing but Communion can keep one's heart pure...Chastity is not possible without the Eucharist."

Two things that this world needs in great abundance, a devotion to the Blessed Mother and a devotion to the Eucharist! Let us ask St. Joseph to intercede for us so that we might receive them both.

St. Joseph, Pray for Us!

1 comment:

  1. He was the man closest to Christ and the Blessed Virgin. Chosen by God to be the example of authentic masculinity... A man of chastity and immediate obedience to God's Will. Devotion to St. Joseph, who is also the patron of the Church, is also necessary to effect the goals you so rightly mention.

    The more I learn of him and lean on him the more I feel surrounded by his quiet strength.