Three Lessons Catechists Can Learn from St. Joseph

St. Francis of Assisi is often attributed as saying, “Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.” This quote is very fitting for the life of another saint whose actions spoke louder than his words: St. Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus. In fact, St. Joseph does not say one word in the Gospels. Yet he speaks volumes. What can catechists learn from the life of this holy man? 1. Silence We tend to […]

Happy St. Joseph’s Day!

On this Feast Day of St. Joseph, my patron saint, let’s take a moment to reflect on his quiet nature and how fitting that is for the Lenten season! Here is my post from a couple of years ago on St. Joseph along with an activity from my 40 Ideas for 40 Days of Lent. Happy Feast Day to all the Joe’s out there!

40 Ideas for 40 Days – Lenten Activities: Silence is Golden (In Honor of St. Joseph)

March 19 is the Feast of Saint Joseph and he serves as the inspiration for our next Lenten activity. One aspect of St. Joseph’s life is especially fitting for Lent and that is his quiet nature. The Gospels reveal Joseph as a man of few words and he is revered for his “silence” – his quiet dedication to his family and to hard work. Here’s what Pope Benedict XVI said about Joseph back in 2005: The silence of […]