Lumen FidEh!

Joseph through the Eyes of Mary Discussion

May 17, 2021 Caroline, Malena & Mark Season 1 Episode 11
Lumen FidEh!
Joseph through the Eyes of Mary Discussion
Show Notes

Caroline, Malena and Mark started a journey to learn further about Joseph and why Pope Francis decided to consecrate this year to him. 

A beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father, a creatively courageous father, a working father, a father in the shadows: Joseph, the Foster Father for Jesus,  who was the role model for Jesus here on earth. As a woman in ancient times, Mary the Mother of Jesus required a spouse that will protect her and protect the sacred family. How much trust you need to have on your partner and understanding the different roles within a family.

Learn more about the echoes of the Old and New Testament about Joseph, what are the similarities that we can identify to help us understand better the role of Joseph as the Father of Jesus. What is Joseph lineage? Why is it important? 

Learn further with Pope Francis Apostolic Letter on the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church. Read the letter via this link.

Also, Dr. Brant Pitre recently released a study on The Hidden King: The Jewish Roots of St. Joseph. Watch a small preview on him on this project.

Would you like to pray to St. Joseph? Here are a couple of prayers for you.

Pope Francis Prayer for the Year of St. Joseph:
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil.  Amen.

Litany of St. Joseph:
Lord, have mercy. 
Christ, have mercy. 
Lord, have mercy. 
Christ, hear us. 
Christ, graciously hear us. 
God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. 
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us. 
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. 
Holy Mary, pray for us (after each line) 
Saint Joseph, 
Renowned offspring of David, 
Light of Patriarchs, 
Spouse of the Mother of God, 
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, 
Foster-father of the Son of God, 
Diligent protector of Christ, 
Head of the Holy Family, 
Joseph most just, 
Joseph most chaste, 
Joseph most prudent, 
Joseph most strong, 
Joseph most obedient, 
Joseph most faithful, 
Mirror of patience, 
Lover of poverty, 
Model of artisans, 
Glory of home life, 
Guardian of virgins, 
Pillar of families, 
Solace of the wretched, Hope of the sick, 
Patron of the dying, 
Terror of demons, 
Protector of Holy Church, 
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, 
Spare us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, 
Graciously hear us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, 
Have mercy on us. 
V. He made him the lord of His house: 
R. And ruler of all His substance. 
Let us pray. 
O God, who in Thine unspeakable providence didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thine own most holy Mother: grant, we beseech Thee, that we may deserve to have him for our intercessor in heaven, whom we reverence as our defender on earth: who livest and reignest world without end. Amen.

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