Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Feast of St. Joseph

March 19 is the Feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the Sisters of St. Joseph — therefore, an important day for the congregation. Here’s how Sister Josephine Conlin describes her connection to the saint: 

"As Sisters of St. Joseph, we aspire to be like our patron. We desire to be open, trusting women guided by the Holy Spirit. Gifted with a mission to nurture community and to grow in our love for God, each other and our sisters and brothers whom we call 'the dear neighbour,' we make every effort, along with our vowed members and our lay associates, both men and women, to build communities of healing and compassion."

St. Joseph is the supreme "behind the scenes" man. And yet his hands held the holy family together while his strength supported them. 


Holy St. Joseph,
spouse of Mary,
be mindful of us, pray for us, watch over us.
Guardian of the child Jesus,
take our affairs spiritual and temporal
into your hands
and obtain for us the grace to know
and lovingly accomplish the holy will of God.
O glorious St. Joseph,
hear our prayers 
and obtain our petitions.


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