May 1: ST. JOSEPH, THE WORKER. Summary vid + full text.


May 1
St. Joseph, the Worker
Summary vid + full text

This feast was instituted in 1955 by Pope Pius XII and is celebrated on May 1, which is the day when labor is honored in many countries. In the Gospel Jesus was called “the son of the carpenter”. This feast reminds us that honest work, no matter how seemingly menial, can be sanctified, that is, can be a path to holiness. Through work, we can sanctify ourselves and others, making each of us participants in the work of redemption.

“O God, Creator of all things, who laid down for the human race the law of work, grant graciously that by the example of Saint Joseph and under his patronage, we may complete the works you set us to do and attain the rewards you promise.”
Opening prayer, Mass proper.

St. Joseph, pray for all of us so that through our work, we may contribute to the good of the society especially those in need and attain happiness in this life and the next. We entrust to you as well those who are looking for a job so that they may find one which could let them live a decent life.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Joan Mayné (sculptor), El taller de San José, detail of the alabaster reredo  of Nuestra Señora de Torreciudad (Huesca, Spain)

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