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Feast of St. Joseph the Worker


Today is the second of our yearly feasts honoring St. Joseph. From Catholic Culture:

The feast of St. Joseph the Worker was established by Pope Pius XII in 1955 in order to Christianize the concept of labor and give to all workmen a model and a protector. By the daily labor in his shop, offered to God with patience and joy, St. Joseph provided for the necessities of his holy spouse and of the Incarnate Son of God, and thus became an example to all laborers. "Workman and all those laboring in conditions of poverty will have reasons to rejoice rather than grieve, since they have in common with the Holy Family daily preoccupations and cares (Leo XIII)."

Today is a good day to apply ourselves to our daily tasks with the virtue of diligence. Let our labors be a prayer and sacrifice to Our Lord. May we also say a special prayer for all those whose faithful, hard work make our own lives more comfortable.

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