With art, meditations, and prayer, the work, which comprises nine daily meditations, follows the traditional pattern of a novena.
Pope Francis writes, “Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble. St. Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”
As we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, during a year dedicated to his honor, each Christian is invited to recall the foster father of Christ’s holiness and legacy.
To that end, this new guide from Magnificat—composed by two Dominican friars: Andrew Hofer, OP, and Jonah Teller, OP—will aid anyone looking to begin or nourish a prayerful relationship with this great saint.
The work, which comprises nine daily meditations, follows the traditional pattern of a novena. The friar authors propose, through these sections, nine facets of St. Joseph’s life.
The work’s introduction states, “Each day focuses on a particular aspect of Saint Joseph’s person, contemplating him as a husband, as a father, as one persecuted, as a man of trust, of purity, work, and silence, as one who died a holy death, and as the Universal Patron of the Church.”
This companion offers carefully selected meditations from authors like St. John Paul II, Servant of God Dorothy Day, St. John Chrysostom and more. Featuring beautiful artwork and including an abundance of traditional prayers to Saint Joseph, this work offers an original approach to celebrate St. Joseph during this jubilee year.
This little work is evidently a labor of love for its friar authors. They testify, “As sons of the Dominican Province of Saint Joseph, we offer this booklet in joy and gratitude. We ourselves have benefited tremendously from Saint Joseph’s patronage. But St. Joseph is patron of the universal Church. He is a special patron for all of us!”
Pope Francis writes in his letter Patris Corde, “The aim of this Apostolic Letter is to increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal.”
The saints in the halls of heaven are not merely models of life, but they implore for us an abundance of grace here and now.
St. Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary and guardian of the Redeemer, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
Follow the year of St. Joseph and learn something new about this saint here.