Thursday, March 19, 2020

Is St. Joseph's Mission to Save the Church in its Greatest Crisis?

Does St. Joseph have the same mission as Joseph of the Old Testament?

In a dream, the Old Testament Joseph was told how to save Egypt and therefore later he could bring the people of God into that country to save them from death by famine.

In a dream, St. Joseph was told how to save the people of God which consisted of Jesus and Mary by bringing them to Egypt to save them from being killed by King Herod.

What did a disciple of the Apostle John who Jesus made the son of Mary (and Joseph) on the cross say about St. Joseph?

The disciple of the Apostle John named St. Ignatius (30-107) wrote:

"Unknown to thee [Satan]... the removal into Egypt... the name [Joseph] of the father given to Him [Jesus] who did not beget."
(The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Epistle of Ignatius to the Philippians, Chap. VIII. - Continuation Ignorance of Satan, American Reprint of Edinburgh Edition)

The early Church Father St. Ignatius called St. Joseph "the father given to Him [Jesus]" by God the Father who Satan is powerless against in "remov[ing Jesus] into Egypt" to save Him from the murderous Herod.

As the Old Testament dreamer Joseph was the protector of the people of God, so the dreamer St. Joseph was the protector of the New Testament people of God (Jesus and Mary).

And so now, as the Herods in this greatest crisis are trying to kill the people of God (the Church), again, St. Joseph is the protector of the Church.

Pope Pius IX, on 1870, in the decree Quemadmodum Deus, declared St. Joseph the "Patron of the Church" and protector of the Church saying:

As God appointed Joseph, son of the Patriarch Jacob, over the land Egypt [to save the people of God]... He chose another Joseph, of whom the first had been a type, and made him Lord and Ruler of His household and possessions, the Guardian of His greatest treasures. And Joesph espoused the Immaculate Virgin Mary, of whom was born by the Holy Ghost, Jesus Christ our Lord..."

"... [T]he Church has always most highly honored and lauded the Most Blessed Joseph next after his spouse the Virgin Mother of God, and has implored his intercession in all her great necessities. And now that in this most sorrowful time the Church is beset by enemies on every side."

St. Joseph, "Lord and Ruler of His household" which is Jesus and Mary, we ask you to implore the "Immaculate Virgin Mary," your spouse, to implore "Jesus Christ our Lord" to save the Church from the Herod-like "enemies on every side" attempting to kill your Church.

With you St. Joseph, we pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Mass and the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

1 comment:

Alexis Bugnolo said...

Fred,

Most do not know this, but when the Miracle of the Sun occurred and the people feared of being destroyed and fell on their knees begging God's mercy, they looked to heaven and as the Son receded they saw Our Lady standing on one side of the Sun and on the other Saint Joseph holding the Child Jesus who blessed them.

So yes, Saint Joe has a big role to play. And I think that apparition shows us that he want the heads of every household to stand up and defend the true Catholic Faith.