Homily for 01.V.2020 Festivity of St Joseph the Worker
Oratory of Sts. Sebastian & Peregrine in Gevgelija, North Macedonia
Deacon Igor Kalinski OPi
First Friday in the month, we remind ourselves of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ who did on the Cross for the salvation of all those that will accept and follow Him in their lifes, preaching to those that haven’t heard about him, praying for all the sinners and humanity, for their conversion.
This Friday we commemorate St Joseph the Worker, the foster-father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Most Chaste Heart of Joseph, a model for imitations of his meek and humble heart, working as carpenter, taking care for the Holy Family. He was a chaste in his heart, humble believer, who feared the Lord and have been obedient to travel as refugees in Egypt, he was a listener of Gods voice.
Saint Joseph is a model for a good father, grandfather, We can learn from him, by imitating his actions and embrace for our spiritual life. His herpic virtues are many, courageous defender of the Holy Family, wisdom and experience, doing his ministry with the work and providing for his family.
Today dear brethren, dear father and elders, strive to be like him in your daily routine.
You my dear brethren and sisters in religious orders , lets learn from his humility and chastisement. To take his virtues and to incorporate into our hearts.
Ask Saint Jospeh in prayer, pray daily to him, a short prayer or the litany to him.
He is one of favorite saints. The Holy Mother the Church have dedicate October month to him, so we can nourish in spiritual journey, to deepen our relationship with him in prayer.
I pray to god through the intercession of Saint Joseph, to make our hearts similar to his most chaste heart, to learn meekness and obedience and perseverance for the rest of our earthly lifes for better understanding of God, and for deepen relationship with Him through the example of St Joseph, that we can share in our daily life, transform into action, because everyone that well meet have to treat as Jesus Himself who is Father , Son and Holy Ghost