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Friday, May 01, 2015

Caught up by the mystery of the Incarnation - A Moment with Mary



* May 1st - Saint Joseph the Worker   * Caught up by the mystery of the Incarnation ----- A Moment with Mary --

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May 1st - Saint Joseph the Worker  

Caught up by the mystery of the Incarnation

On March 18, 2009, in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his homily to Joseph, his patron saint. Addressing all members of God’s people, the pope concluded by saying that in Joseph there is "no separation between faith and action":
St Joseph with the Infant Jesus (c. 1635), at ...
St Joseph with the Infant Jesus (c. 1635), at the Hermitage, in St. Petersburg. Oil on canvas, 126 x 101 cm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


"Our meditation on the human and spiritual journey of Saint Joseph invites us to ponder his vocation in all its richness, and to see him as a constant model for all those who have devoted their lives to Christ in the priesthood, in the consecrated life or in the different forms of lay engagement.

Joseph was caught up at every moment by the mystery of the Incarnation... Joseph reveals to us the secret of a humanity which dwells in the presence of mystery and is open to that mystery at every moment of everyday life. In Joseph, faith is not separated from action.

His faith had a decisive effect on his actions. Paradoxically, it was by acting, by carrying out his responsibilities, that he stepped aside and left God free to act, placing no obstacles in his way. Joseph is a “just man” (Mt 1:19) because his existence is “ad-justed” to the Word of God.”
English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition
English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pope Benedict XVI
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