Her father, a well-respected local businessman, died when she was eight years old, leaving her mother, a devoutly religious woman, to open an embroidery and cloth business to support the family. After spending her adolescence deeply involved in parish activities, Agnes left home in Septemberfor the Loreto Convent in Rathfarnam DublinIreland, where she was admitted as a postulant on October 12 and received the name of Teresa, after her patroness, St.
Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him.
Despite his humble work and means, Joseph came from a royal lineage. Indeed the angel who first tells Joseph about Jesus greets him as "son of David," a royal title used Catholic singles date croatia for Jesus.
When he discovered Mary was pregnant after they had been betrothed, he knew the child was not his but was as yet unaware that she was carrying the Son of God. He knew women accused of adultery could be stoned to death, so he resolved to send her away quietly to not expose her to shame or cruelty.
However, when an angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him, 20 "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. When the angel came again to tell him that his family was in danger, he immediately left everything he owned, all his family and friends, and fled to a strange country with his young wife and the baby.
He waited in Egypt without question until the angel told him it was safe to go back Matthew 2: We know Joseph loved Jesus. His one concern was for the safety of this child entrusted to him. Not only did he leave his home to protect Jesus, but upon his return settled in the obscure town of Nazareth out of fear for his life.
When Jesus stayed in the Temple we are told Joseph along with Mary searched with great anxiety for three days for him Luke 2: We also know that Joseph treated Jesus as his own son for over and over the people of Nazareth say of Jesus, "Is this not the son of Joseph?
We are told that he took his family to Jerusalem every year for Passover, something that could not have been easy for a working man. Joseph is also patron saint of the Universal Church, families, fathers, expectant mothers pregnant womentravelers, immigrants, house sellers and buyers, craftsmen, engineers, and working people in general.
We celebrate two feast days for Joseph: Joseph the Worker" to be celebrated on May 1. Many places and churches all over the world are named after St.
Joseph, including the Spanish form, San Jose, which is the most commonly named place in the world. In art, Joseph is typically portrayed as an older man, with grey hair and a beard, often balding, sometimes appearing frail and a marginal figure next to Mary and Jesus, if not entirely in the background.
Some statues of Joseph show his staff topped with flowers. There is much we still wish we could know about Joseph -- exactly where and when he was born, how he spent his days, exactly when and how he died. But Scripture has left us with the most important knowledge: Joseph was foster father to Jesus.
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Saint Joseph, patron of the universal Church, watch over the Church as carefully as you watched over Jesus, help protect it and guide it as you did with your adopted son. Amen Enjoy additional prayers to St JosephCatholic singles can find true love online for FREE.
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