REFLECTION ON THE VIRTUES OF ST. JOSEPH

Mary speaks: "St. Joseph was so reserved and careful in his speech that not one word ever issued from his mouth that was not good and holy, nor did he ever indulge in unnecessary or less than charitable conversation. He was most patient and diligent in bearing fatigue; he practiced extreme poverty; he was most meek in bearing injuries; he was strong and constant against my enemies; he was the faithful witness of the wonders of Heaven, being dead to the flesh and the world, living only for God and for heavenly goods, which were the only things he desired. He was perfectly conformed to the Divine Will, and so resigned to the dispositions of Heaven that he ever repeated: 'May the Will of God always be done in me!' He rarely spoke with men, but continually with God, whose Holy Will he desired above all things to perform. Wherefore, he now enjoys great glory in Heaven." (Words of Our Lady to St. Bridget of Sweden)

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