The Work of Joseph
Maria says: (Maria Mother and Teacher, Vol. 1) " My children, thank you, thank you again for the love that you show me, for the fear that you have of losing me and for the desire of perfection that animates you.
I am your Mother and Teacher. But today I present myself to you as Mary of Nazareth, the humble virgin that was given as a bride to a young man of regal family, but so simple, humble and chaste as to attract the gaze of God and be chosen as the shadow of the Eternal Father, beside me, whim the Lord wanted as Mother of the Son of God made Man.
And do you know why I present myself like this? I want to invite you to spend this month, in preparation for the feast of my spouse, with special thoughts turned to him, who has a very great importance in the Fife of the Church and of single Christians, as he had for me and my Son.
I do not ask you for much, I beg you only to invoke him, so that he can every day support, illuminate and help all those who must leave this world to begin the true life. The special task that the Lord has entrusted him, of saving the ding, shall be realized with more efficacy if there is the concurrence of your prayer.
His power in Heaven has been well foreshadowed by the ancient Joseph, whom the Pharaoh had placed as viceroy and head of his nation. Along the centuries he goes on exercising his sovereign powers and as he guarded my divine Son and me, his Mother, so he guards the Church of all times, combating the errors and defending it from the assaults of the enemy.
Now more than ever the work of Joseph is timely and necessary, and it is to him whom you must entrust the priests, so that they may be convinced that perfect chastity is indispensable for my ministers.
It is necessary to entrust families to him, so that they may keep faith to that bond which the spouses contract with an oath before God. It is necessary to entrust the youth to him, so that they may learn to love purity, to despise riches and to live in union with God, who forms the happiness of hearts.
It is all for these reasons that I invite you to have a special devotion to him and to make him enter amongst your friendships, sere that what you do to honor him, shall be very pleasing to the Blessed Trinity, who has entrusted itself to him and so giving him precious tasks.
The devotees of Joseph, my spouse, enjoy special privileges and are particularly helped by him in all material difficulties, which he knew and overcame with great faith and love He puts into practice all his skills to help whoever commends himself to him.
Then, when the last hour arrives, he solicits the help of all Paradise to aid his beloved ones and leads them securely to salvation.
His humility and love for secrecy has made it so that the Lord hears him and leaves him in the background, but his sanctity emerges and exceeds that of all the saints.
Love therefore, my spouse Joseph and go to him with confident prayer and you shall be heard.
I bless you. children."
"CENACOLO DELLA DIVINA MISERICORDIA", Viale Lunigiana 30, 20125 Milano, Italy Nihil Obstat: Reverend Gerard Diamond MA (Oxon), LSS, D. Theol, Diocesan Censor Imprimatur: Rev. Monsignor Les Tomlinson, Vicar General Date: 20th July 2007
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne