Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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Location: Pennsylvania, United States

I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Friday, May 01, 2009

"Josephying" on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, the diligent and faithful earthly father of our Lord Jesus and most chaste spouse of our Blessed Mother( "All generations will call me blessed").
Our local Church is named after Saint Joseph the Worker and my middle name chosen by my Catholic parents is Joseph. My recording studio in the basement is St Joseph Studios. So that's a lot of "Josephying."

He is to be honored on this day because of the way in which he faithfully obeyed the Lord and cared for the two most important people in salvation history, Jesus and his human mother, Mary. Did Joseph feel the weight of the world on his shoulders as he worked in his carpenter shop hoping to make enough money to support his young wife and child. Did he fully understand the words of the angel who visited him to reassure him of his role? Or Simeon's prophetic words in the temple on his presentation? I suspect he did and because of his obedience to God and care of the Lord and His Mum, he has a special role as intercessor and patron of the Church and families. Today I asked him to intercede for my family in a special way, that we would experience more of God's love and grace in our lives.

I'm going down to the studio to finish up a few more tracks on the new CD tonight. I will glance up at the little statue of Joseph holding the child Jesus in his arms and say, "Hey Saint Joseph
thanks for your prayers, keep'm coming!" (Yeah, I know the statue can't hear me)


Blogger Christine said...

I linked you. Hope that is ok. Loved your story!

May 02, 2009 11:53 AM  
Blogger ~Joseph the Worker said...

Glad to hear I'm the only one haha.

April 25, 2010 8:22 AM  

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