Today's Saint (March 19): Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Joseph with Jesus

Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary, is truly a saint for our times - a day in which so many families are marked by fathers who choose not to fulfill their responsibilities and promises both to their wives and children.

Joseph stands as a a good example of one who responds to God's presence in life - for him it came to him in his dream, in which he was told, "fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." (The day's gospel, page E 40, The People's Anglican Missal).

The Day's Propers
Catholic Encyclopedia Article

Books Worth Considering
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference)
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (Oxford Paperback Reference)