Lent calendar for families for 19 March

Small Holy Family and animal nativity scene on coffee bean stand.

A nativity scene from El Salvador.

"Joseph was a man who always did what was right."

Matthew 1:19

Today is the Feast of Saint Joseph, patron saint of families!

Joseph was a man who had great faith in God and who was willing to put that faith into action. He always did what was right and he protected and cared for Mary and for the child Jesus.

Activity

Ask Saint Joseph to pray for your family and to help you care for one another.

You may like to use this prayer from Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter Patris Corde:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil.
Amen.

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