Download a printable Prayer to Saint Joseph! The Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Joseph on March 19th. What little we know about Saint Joseph comes from snippets of his life in the Gospels.
He was set to wed Mary when he found out about her surprise pregnancy. Mid-night dreams guided his decisions to remain faithful to her, as well as to provide protection for her and the child Jesus by fleeing with them to Egypt during Herod’s reign of terror. He provided for his family from the time of Jesus’ birth and for years beyond it. The last we hear of Joseph is the account of the family’s pilgrimage to Jerusalem in which Jesus speaks with an authority way beyond his twelve years. Joseph’s steady presence has inspired many to seek his intercession and to follow his sturdy example of fidelity and dependability.
Joseph obeyed God, even when he did not understand what was being asked of him. Strong in faith and believing that God would protect him; Joseph, in turn, protected and cared for Mary and Jesus.