The convergence of the Solemnity of St. Joseph and the installation of Pope Francis offers a meditation on fatherhood, faithfulness to one’s vocation, and the sanctification of work. St. Joseph’s intercession can help us to be steady and coherent in family life and our professional work.
“Today, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others.”
“I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of good will: let us be the protectors of creation. protectors of creations, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature.” Pope Francis, 19 March 2013