This website is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary and is under the protection of our Patron Saint Joseph.
The goal of this site is to familiarize you with the lives of Jesus and Mary.
And it seems appropriate that Saint Joseph watch over it just as he watched over
the lives of Jesus and Mary while they were on earth.
God chose Saint Joseph for that purpose, to be the Head of the Holy Family.
Our Patron Saint Joseph is also...
- the patron saint of a happy death
- the protector of families and
- the protector of the Catholic church
The Angel Gabriel appeared to St. Joseph in a dream and told him that Mary was
to be the mother of God.
St. Joseph was a good and just man, and when he found out Mary was pregnant he
was going to divorce her quietly out of compassion towards her.
They were betrothed which in their culture was legally binding. He didn't know
that she had conceived of the Holy Spirit until the angel told him.
Joseph and Mary were married. He provided for and protected Mary.
He was the Blessed Virgin Mary's most chaste spouse.
Mary had made a vow of chastity and promised to always remain a virgin.
St. Joseph lived by this vow as well even after Jesus was born.
He was honored just to be a part of this special, this Holy Family.
Saint Joseph's Obedience
Rewarded With Ultimate Gift...
Joseph led Mary to Bethlehem where Jesus was born.
You often see this journey depicted in art with Mary on a donkey being led by St. Joseph.
This is a beautiful image that shows the selfless devotion Good St. Joseph had for Mary.
In Bethlehem St. Joseph was rewarded for his faithfulness by being the first man
to worship the Divine Child, Jesus.
Joseph named Jesus just as the Angel instructed him to do during the first dream.
"Thou shalt call his name JESUS.
For he shall save his people from their sins."
This also emphasizes Joseph's role as foster father and head of the Holy Family.
Joseph was told what to name Him.
Our Patron Saint Joseph wasn't just a bystander...
...God wanted him to play an active role in this family.
For this is how God ordained that a family should be structured.
Joseph took Mary and Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem where they offered two turtle doves.
Joseph was warm and inviting when the three Wise men came to worship the baby Jesus.
An angel again appeared to Joseph and told him to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt
where they would be safe from Herod's cruel jealousy towards the Christ Child.
Our Patron Saint Joseph
Listens To God's Promptings...
Once again, our Patron Saint Joseph took care of the Holy Family, as in our hopes
he will help take care of this website.
The angel again delivered a message to Joseph telling him that it was now safe
to take the Holy Family back to Nazareth.
There Jesus grew in holiness.
After seeking with Mary for three days, Joseph found the twelve year old Jesus where he was conversing with the teachers.
Joseph taught Jesus in his trade as a carpenter.
Joseph died a happy death in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
Joseph always trusted God for he never doubted or questioned the will of God.
He always confidently did as the angel instructed him.
Prayer To Our Patron
O St. Joseph whose protection is so great,
so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God,
I place in thee all my interests and desires.
O St. Joseph do assist me by thy powerful
intercession and obtain for me from thy Divine Son
all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord;
so that having engaged here below thy Heavenly power
I may offer my thanksgiving and
homage to the most loving of Fathers.
O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee
and Jesus asleep in thy arms.
I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart.
Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me,
and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me.
Say for nine consecutive mornings for anything you may desire.
It has seldom been known to fail.
We pray that our Patron Saint Joseph helps us deliver to you the life of Jesus and Mary
the way God would want it presented.
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Catholic Mysteries Of The Rosary
Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
The Joyful Mysteries are taken mostly from St. Luke's Gospel in the New Testament.
They involve the joyful events of Jesus' childhood.
The most joyful event in all of human history is the Incarnation or when God
became man and dwelt among us read more...
Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
What a gift the the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary are. Meditating on these
Mysteries of Light bring even deeper understanding of the public life of Jesus.
They fill in the blanks between Jesus' childhood and His suffering and death on
the cross. Therefore read more...
Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary remind you of how much Jesus
loves you. He suffered and died for you. "Greater love than this no
man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
-John 15:13. You are loved by Jesus read more...
Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
The Glorious Mysteries are the crown of Jesus' triumphs. How
exhilarating to know that Jesus is God and that He rose from the dead,
making you an heir to Heaven. Reminding yourself of these glorious
events as you pray the Rosary prayer will keep your faith alive and strong read more...
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