Saint Joseph in the Month of Mary
The Holy Father recently gave us a beautiful look at the joy of married and family life, rightly understood and well-lived. Despite the unique circumstances of the Holy Family, we see in the marital vocation of both Mary and Joseph the crucial importance of marriage and of the distinctive roles of women as mothers and men as fathers.
In the sanctuary of the Holy Family, Mary as we know, nurtured and gave birth to the world’s Savior. But his earthly father, Joseph, also fulfilled fatherly duties. He was the overseer at the Lord’s birth and, as head of the family according