What great joy it brings to us this Advent, that Pope Francis has proclaimed the Year of St. Joseph for the Church!
St. Louis Marie de Montfort himself had a steadfast devotion to St. Joseph and even wrote a hymn in honour of him!
There is this saying that goes like this: Any boy can be a daddy, but it takes a man to be a father.
This Christmas, let us be ready to receive the "creative courage" from St. Joseph to take responsibility for our own faith. May we have a courageous heart and a lively faith in the face of suffering. And may we continue to cultivate with a paternal heart, a tender and total love for Christ who is very much present especially in those whom the world rejects.
St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. Pray for us!