"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

St. Joseph, the Worker

In thanksgiving for favors received.

"Let me stress this point: it is in the simplicity of your ordinary work, in the monotonous details of each day, that you have to find the secret, which is hidden from so many, of something great and new: Love." - Furrow, 489 JoseMaria Escriva
"Let persons in the world sanctify themselves in their own houses, for neither the court, professions, or labour, are any hindrance to the service of God." - St. Philip Neri 
Art: John Collier


  1. You know, I think it is almost a year ago, Terry, that you suggested prayers to St. Joseph for all the angst I was suffering with my neighbors: and indeed, St. Joseph has been very near and dear to me since (- especially since the objected to Really Loud silverado truck was speedily replaced with a very quiet sedan...:).
    I have a lovely statue of St. Joseph and The Child Jesus in my little garden...
    I think often of his no-doubt strenous, hot work, the worry about maintaining his precious family, and excellence at quiet humility. While at my Hard job, I pray to him, and to the Great Dishwasher, St. Anthony, to help me persevere. And....They do, Thank God. what great guys !

  2. Consolata - I thought of you today and the great dignity of the work you do - the Holy Father's homily reminded me of that, I should say.

  3. Thank you, Terry: I am surprisingly content. I hope soon to begin drawing again - have not for so many, many years, and finally I feel free to do so.
    God is so good to us.....


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