Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Joseph, Feast Day March 19

St. Joseph and child
St. Joseph and child

The feast day of St. Joseph is celebrated on March 19.  St. Joseph is the patron for a happy death because tradition tells us that he died with Jesus and Mary at his side.


  Joseph was engaged to be married to Mary, when she was found with child. He was going to divorce her quietly to avoid scandal, however an angel appeared to him in a dream, saying,

“Joseph, son of David, do no be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”   Mat: 1: 20-21



Joseph immediately took Mary as his wife. The angel appeared to Joseph a second time. This time he was told his family was in danger. They fled to Egypt where they stayed until the angel told him it was safe to return.
Joseph worked as a carpenter. He was the foster father of Jesus, loving him and providing for him and Mary. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are referred to as “The Holy Family”.
We celebrate two feast days for St. Joseph. The first is on March 19; Feast day of St. Joseph,Husband of Mary. The second feast day is May 1; The Feast day of St. Joseph the Worker.


Always keep your devotion to St. Joseph, as I do. He will be your guide and counselor, just as he was
to Our Lady.



Quote of St. John XXIII; Feast day October 11

March is the Month of St. Joseph


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 St. Joseph in Art




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