St. Joseph is considered as the second greatest saint, next to the Blessed Virgin Mary, because of his humility and closeness to Jesus as the foster father of our Lord. Scripture tells us that Joseph was just, pure, gentle, prudent, and unfailingly obedient to the divine will. He died in the presence of Jesus and Mary. We wish to imitate him by renewing our desire to be faithful. We know that the only meaning of our life is to be faithful to the Lord till the last day as Joseph was. Pope Pius IX named him Patron of the Universal Church and Pope John XXIII included his name in the Roman Canon. Daily Roman Missal

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