Monday, May 1, 2017
THE THIRD MONDAY OF EASTER AND THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH THE WORKER
Mary was dedicated to the temple at a young age and entered into a type of monastic marriage with Joseph. During their betrothal, which, in that culture, was a period of the marriage in which the husband prepared a home for the wife, Mary became inexplicably pregnant. Joseph considered divorcing her, but learned in a dream that her son was God Incarnate. From that day forward, Joseph trusted God and did whatever was needed to protect and care for Mary and Jesus, regardless of how outrageous or mundane it might seem.
As such, he has become a patron against doubt, hesitation and for workers of all stripes.