We began this great solemnity with a beautiful Missa Cantata in honor of good St. Joseph. It was a small foretaste of the glories to come - flowers on the altar, white vestments, the statue of St. Joseph unveiled, and the Gloria ringing out like the welcome voice of a long-absent friend, but in the midst of the festivity the shadow of the Passion was still present in the violet and veiled images. Today was a particularly full day of doing God's holy will with sisters going to the sacristy to prepare for Palm Sunday, moderating the young ladies' Sodality, presenting to the Little Flowers girls, practicing for choir, and giving retreat talks, all flowing from our precious time with Our Lord. It was a pleasure to go from duty to duty with St. Joseph, asking that we may perform each one with the sentiments of love with which he would have performed them for the love of the Divine Child.
Good St. Joseph, be our model. Obtain for us the grace to rise each morning eager to do God's will as thou rose from the profound silence of the night to obey God's command with all your heart. Thou who loved the Divine Child so tenderly and His Mother so purely, obtain for us like sentiments and an ever-increasing fidelity to the interior life.
Grant us, dear Joseph, to run life's pathway in innocent fashion:
May we forever be safe under thy blest patronage.