“Purity comes from love”
There are many good reasons to honour Saint Joseph, and to learn from his life. He was a man of strong faith. He earned a living for his family - Jesus and Mary - with his own hard work. He guarded the purity of the Blessed Virgin, who was his Spouse. And he respected he loved! God's freedom, when God made his choice: not only his choice of Our Lady the Virgin as his Mother, but also his choice of Saint Joseph as the Husband of Holy Mary. (The Forge, 552)
“Saint Joseph... a teacher of the interior life”
Saint Joseph, father of Christ, is also your father and your lord. Ask him to help you. (The Way, 559)
“Your human vocation is a part — and an important part — of your divine vocation”
As Jesus, who is our Lord and Model, grows in and lives as one of us, he reveals to us that human life - your life - and its humdrum, ordinary business, have a meaning which is divine, which belongs to eternity. (The Forge, 688)
"Get to know Joseph and you will find Jesus"
"With St Joseph, the Christian learns what it means to belong to God and fully to assume one's place among men, sanctifying the world. Get to know Joseph and you will find Jesus." (Christ is Passing By, 56)