Devotion to St. Joseph
"You ought therefore to have committed my money to the bankers: and at my coming I should have received my own with usury." (Matthew 25:27).
devotion to St. Joseph ("Go to Joseph") has the unshakable foundation in The Bible: Genesis 41:55
and Psalms 105(104):21
by wilfully having St. Joseph as the head of The Holy Family Jesus Christ shows us that He and The Blessed Virgin Mary willed an approval of St. Joseph for anything they did
Due to that it is certain that Jesus Christ gives no grace to anyone without an approval from St. Joseph;
On the other hand the love and respect of Jesus Christ and The Blessed Virgin Mary toward St. Joseph, the head of The Holy Family, is so great that whatsoever he asks of them they accept with greatest love, respect and joy;
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Because of that The Catholic Church has approved many prayers to St. Joseph like this one (Memorare to St. Joseph): "Remember, O most pure Spouse of the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph my beloved patron, that never has it been heard that anyone invoked your patronage and sought your aid without being comforted
. Inspired by this confidence, I come to you and fervently commend myself to you. Ah, despise not my petition, dear father of our Redeemer, but accept it graciously. Amen."
The Blessed Virgin Mary tells Jesus Christ about St. Joseph: "your father" (Luke 2:48
), NOT "your stepfather" nor "your foster-father" nor "your feeder (breadwinner)"!
Thus when The Blessed Virgin Mary is The Mother of God or Mater Dei (Luke 1:43) St. Joseph is the father of God or pater Dei
: the father of God and pater Dei (note small first letters!) isn"t
The Father of God or Pater Dei (note capital first letters!): the former is St. Joseph, the latter is God The Father because there are more paternities possible: Ephesians 3:15!).
Nor was St. Joseph only betrothed to The Blessed Virgin Mary: since they were truly married
St. Joseph was truly the head of The Holy Family and as such truly the father of The Lord Jesus Christ and not fiancé of The Blessed Virgin Mary nor breadwinner of Jesus Christ.
St. Joseph shouldn"t be underestimated as he has, unfortunately, often been.
Devotion to St. Joseph is for all humans as the text of the above prayer proves