09/01/2021 – St. Joseph

There is something profound about the image of St Joseph at Knock. He stands tall, strong, still, absorbed in the contemplation of the Eucharistic Lamb. Yet his head inclines towards Mary in both humble deference to his Queen and love and support and for his Spouse. When praying the Joyful mysteries of the Rosary, this image of St Joseph can be very helpful. Joseph, accompanying Mary to the home of Elizabeth, Joseph keeping watch over the Madonna and Child, Joseph supporting Mary in both the joy of offering Jesus to His Father in Heaven and in the sorrow of Simeon’s prophecy. Joseph listening to the exchange between Mother and Son twelve years later.When we pray the rosary today on the First Wednesday of St Joseph, in his special year, we can ask St Joseph to bring us more deeply into the mysteries of Christ’s early years for he was there.Courtesy of 1 in 10 Rosary Mission Don’t forget – 9pm is Rosary for Ireland on Radio Maria