Choosing To Live In Fear With Saint Joseph So Near
Thomas A. Droleskey
So many people continue to choose to live their entire lives in fear.
Those steeped in the naturalistic falsehoods of the "left" live in fear that those who are steeped in the naturalistic falsehoods of the "right" will acquire and retain governmental power, putting out all manner of "alerts" prior to elections and during the presidential administrations of their hated foes. Such was the case during the administration of former President George Walker Bush as naturalists of the "left" denounced their fellow naturalist with great fury, disregarding the fact that they were of one mind with him in believing that is not necessary for every man and nation on the face of this earth to subordinate themselves at all times to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church in all that pertains to the good of souls.
Those steeped in the naturalistic falsehoods of the "right" live in fear that those who are steeped in the naturalistic falsehoods of the "left" will acquire and retain governmental power, putting out all manner of "alerts" prior to elections and during the presidential administrations of their hated foes. Such was the case during the administration of former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton. Such is the case at present during the administration of Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus, who was depicted several years ago now in a sacrilegious "artistic" display in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York.
Clinton was denounced with great fury in the 1990s by naturalists of the "right." Obama is being denounced with great fury now by these same naturalists. All of these denunciations have disregarded the fact that the naturalists of the "right" are of one mind with Clinton and Obama in believing that is not necessary for every man and nation on the face of this earth to subordinate themselves at all times to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church in all that pertains to the good of souls.
It is no accident that the current presidential campaign has seen displays of personal vindictiveness from the reigning caesar that are reminiscent of some of the political attacks that were very, very commonplace in the Nineteenth Century long, long before the advent of the mass media. "Niceness" was not part of the political parlance in the Nineteenth Century. Thus it is that what is occurring today is nothing new as Willard Mitt Romney won the presidential nomination of the organized crime family of the naturalist "right" after engaging in a scorched earth campaign against the Bush League Clinton, Herman Cain, who certainly was not able and Newton Leroy Gingrich and Richard John Santorum and finds himself being scorched by the equally amoral Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetero.
And what these two naturalists arguing about? An economy that has disintegrated because of the effects of sin and the lack of grace in the world, that's what. Scrape away all of the personalities and the specifics of the issues being discussed, you see, and a dispassionate reader will see that nothing has changed from the nature of the farce that is partisan politics from the days that Orestes Brownson described it in the following terms in 1846:
If we look at the great
political questions which agitate
the public mind, we shall perceive that they are all questions
concerning wealth, the means of facilitating its acquisition, of making
it pass, or preventing it from passing, from
the few to the many, or from the many to the few. Such
are your bank questions, your tariff questions, your land-distribution
questions. If you go beyond these, they are
questions of the honors and emoluments of office. Not a
pert upstart among us who has made his maiden caucus
speech, but regards himself as qualified for any office in the
gift of the people, from that of village constable up to that
of president of the United States, and feels that he suffers
great wrong, and adds another striking example of neglected
merit, if not rewarded for his disinterested and patriotic exertions
by some snug place with a fat salary. Scarcely a
man seems contented to remain in private life, to live in
obscurity, unheeded by his countrymen, in all humility and
fidelity laboring to discharge his duty to his God, and to
win the prize of eternal glory. We love the praise of men
more than the praise of God; the low and transitory goods
of time more than the high and permanent goods of eternity.
If we are poor, we are discontented, we regard ourselves as
most miserable, and rail against Providence, who permits
inequalities to obtain among brethren. No one is contented
with his lot in life. We are all ill-at-ease. We would all
be what we are not,- and have what we have not. And yet,
with admirable simplicity, we ask, Are we not a great people?
Nearly all the action of the American people, collectively
or individually, has reference solely to the affairs of, time.
Government sinks with us into a joint-stock concern for the
practice of thrift. It has no divine authority, no high and
solemn moral mission. In education even, the same low
and earthly view obtains. We educate for time. We seek
to fit our children for getting on, as we call it, in the world,
-to make them sharp, bold, enterprising and successful
business men. We teach them, indeed, that knowledge is
power,-but power to outstrip their fellows in the pursuit of
worldly goods. We teach them, indeed, that sloth is a
mortal sin,-but sloth in the affairs of time and sense, not
sloth in regard to our spiritual duties. We teach them to
respect public opinion, to strive to be respectable, to be
honored among men; rarely, and almost always ineffectually,
to respect the law of God, to see the honor of God, and to
despise that of men. Hence, they grow up timid time-servers, trimmers, moral cowards, afraid to say their souls
are their own, to avow their honest convictions, if their convictions chance to be unpopular, or to follow God in the
faith and worship he has ordained, if not held in repute, or
if embraced only by the poor, the simple, of whom the
world makes no account. To make a sacrifice for Christ, to
give up all, houses, lands, wife, and children, for God, that
we may have treasure in heaven, strikes us as something
wholly uncalled for, as folly, as madness, worthy only of the
dark ages of monkish ignorance and barbarity. To a worldly
end conspire all our education, science, literature, and art.
Whatever cannot be pressed into the service of man as a
creature of time and sense is by the immense majority of us
condemned as useless and mischievous.
That we measure all things by the standard of this life
and this world is evinced by the judgments we pass on
other nations. In judging others, we always judge ourselves. Tell us what nation you place highest in the scale
of nations, and you tell us what are your own views of what
constitutes true national greatness. We, as a people, very
generally count highest in the scale of contemporary nations
those in which the national energy displays itself most
exclusively in an industrial direction, and which are most
successful in multiplying wealth and luxury. Since the
great events in the sixteenth century, which out of courtesy
we must call the reformation, although it was any thing but
a reformation, there has sprung up a new social order, not
known in the middle ages, and not yet universally adopted
in Catholic countries. The whole tendency of this order is
in an industrial direction. It places this world before the
other, time before eternity, the body before the soul, the
praise of men before the praise of God. It esteems the
riches of this world more than the riches of divine grace,
and bids us strive to live, not in the order of grace, but in
the order of nature. Under this order the great aim is to
be rich, independent, well off in time; to be distinguished,
held in high repute one by another. We reverse the maxim
of the Gospel, and say, Be not anxious for the soul, take no
need to the worship of God, nor to obedience to his laws;
but seek first to get on well in this world, look to the main
chance, get rich, honestly, of course, if you can, but get rich, be
distinguished, and then the kingdom of God and his justice will be added
unto you unto you;--or if not, it will be no great matter. (National Greatness.)
Orestes Brownson wrote this in the year 1846. You
tell me how any of this has changed? You tell me how the intervening
presidential elections of 1848, 1852, 1856, 1864, 1868, 1872, 1876,
1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920,
1924,1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968,
1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 have changed
just one little bit of Orestes Brownson's description of American
national life one hundred sixty-five years ago? We have changed for the worse, not the
better, as the residual influences of Catholicism have waned--and as the
counterfeit church of conciliarism made its own evil "reconciliation"
not only with the principles of 1789 but also with those of 1776 and
1787. Indeed, conciliarism's view of the world and Church-State
relations is premised upon the very Americanism that has convinced
Catholics to believe that it is through interdenominational and/or
nondenominational efforts at the ballot box that "change" is effected in
society. The one, conciliarism, could not have occurred with the other,
Americanism, as will be noted in the book length manuscript that I am now in the process of writing.
Ours has been been a system of "greater" evils from the very
beginning, starting with the contention that men do not need the
authority of the Catholic Church to direct them, either personally or
socially, and that they can be virtuous on their own without belief in,
access to and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace.
Read those passages from Orestes Brownson's "National
Greatness" again and judge for yourself if our "electoral process" has
changed anything substantively for the "better" other than convincing Catholics to surrender their
Faith to the exigencies of career politicians who believe in multiple
errors that offend Our Blessed and Saviour Jesus Christ, the very Second
Person of the Blessed Trinity Who became Man in Our Lady's Virginal and
Immaculate Womb by the power of God the Holy Ghost, and are thus
harmful, yes, even unto eternity, of the salvation of the souls for whom
He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the
Memories fade over the course of time. Those who
think naturalistically and who do not understand that the entire
structure of the modern civil state is built on the house of sand
constructed by the evils of the Protestant Revolution and the rise of
Judeo-Masonry will have a veritable "Pavlov's Reaction" to the sound of
the "election bell," responding to fund-raising appeals and to petition
drives that wind up empowering the naturalists more and more.
Thus it is this year's national elections
are said to be (drum roll, please), the "most important election of our
Adherents of the false opposite of the naturalist
"left" will seek to "energize" their political base support by
threatening the apathetic among their number with what will be termed
the ugly spectre of a presidency and both houses of Congress in the
control of their ever-hapless false opposites of the naturalist "right."
"Control of the Supreme Court of the United States of
America," is at stake, some of these lefties will argue. "Antonin
Scalia is seventy-five now. His weight has ballooned up so much that he
might fit into some of the clothing of the late Orson Welles or the
equally dead Marlon Brando. He could go at any time. You don't want
another Scalia getting on the Court, do you?"
Other adherents of the false opposite of the
naturalist "left" will argue that Barack Hussein Obama's vision for a
"more just" America have been stymied by the "Tea Party fanatics who
have captured the Republican Party," an argument, from what I have read,
that seems to be gaining some traction among so-called "independent"
voters. Why not? Demagoguery works more often than not.
The hapless band of in-fighters who belong to the
naturalist "right" will argue that Obama and ObamaCare must go,
that his profligate spending programs have bankrupted the country for
generations as the "mainstream media" will argue that it was the war
mongering and tax cuts of the not-so-pro-life George Walker Bush that
made Obama's spending programs necessary. And on and on and on the
circus goes just three weeks before the naturalists of the false opposite of the "right" convene in Tampa, Florida, to formally nominate Romney and the person he chooses to be his vice presidential running-mate.
Several things are guaranteed from the results of the 2012 elections:
1) A naturalist will win the presidency.
2) A naturalist will continue be used, unwittingly to
him or her, by God as a means to further chastise the United States of
3) Innocent preborn children will continue to slaughtered by chemical and surgical means.
4) The size, the scope and the power of the Federal
government of the United States of America will increase, either at a
fast rate or at a slower rate than is occurring at this time.
5) The State of Israel will continue to control a good deal of American foreign policy.
6) Economic and social problems and international crises will worsen; leading to--
7) The hysteria over the 2014 off-year national
elections and the 2016 presidential elections, which will begin in
earnest for the naturalists of "left" no matter who wins enough
electoral votes on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, as a defeated Barack
Hussein Obama will start his own Oprah Winfrey style television program
or as a re-elected Barack Hussein Obama enters into his second term of
office, being unable to succeed himself. It is my own contention that a
re-elected Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus might seek to start the
process of repealing the Twenty-second Amendment, making it possible for
him to become a modern day Franklin Delano Roosevelt or yet another
contemporary worthy of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
Those who do not understand the world clearly through
the eyes of the true Faith wind up spending most of their lives trying
to "figure things out" on a daily basis. That is, those who do not
accept the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ has entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church that He Himself
founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, are lost in a fog of
contradiction and confusion and myopia, constantly trying to fight this
or that personal or social battle on purely naturalistic grounds without
a single thought given over to First and Last Things. The simple
answers provided by the Holy Faith as to why problems exist in the world
and how they are to be ameliorated on a daily basis by the reform of
individual lives in cooperation with the graces won for us on the wood
of the Holy Cross by the shedding of every single drop of the Most
Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer and that flow into the hearts and
souls of men through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All
Graces, are rejected as being vestiges of the past beliefs that are not
"relevant" to modern men, especially given the "realities" of the
pluralism that has been brought into existence by the Protestant Revolt
and the rise of Judeo-Masonry
The blindness caused by the rejection of the true Faith permeates all facets of daily living. . . .
Ah, my friends, this is the world in which most
people live. Truth (of any kind)? Facts? History? Everything is a matter
of "opinion" and "interpretation." Human beings are simply autonomous
creatures who must muddle their way through life to "fix" problems on a
piecemeal basis without ever understanding root causes, the essence of
the late John Dewey's ideology of "pragmatism," one of the many
sophistries produced by the naturalist, anti-Incarnational world of
Modernity to which the counterfeit church of conciliarism has made its
"reconciliation" by abandoning the teaching of the Social Reign of
Christ the King and championing the Judeo-Masonic notion of the
separation of Church and State. Public and most, although not quite all,
conciliar schools produce graduates who are absolutely clueless about
First and Last Things, immersed in material success and sensual
pleasures as the defining measures of human existence.
Such people believe that government exists to help
them "improve" their lives and to "solve" problems that have their
proximate cause in Original Sin and fallen human nature and their remote
causes in the Actual Sins of men that are never absolved by a true
priest in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. Disorder, frequently
characterized by violence against innocent human life and the legitimate
private property rights of others, and sloth become the order of the
day in the lives of men and their nations. Cheating is commonplace, if
not expected. Lying is a given. Warfare on the international stage is
just a regrettable "reality" that must be waged with relentless abandon
in the hopes of producing a "peace" that arms-merchants will never
permit, an illusory peace that is premised on an abject rejection of the
true Faith as the one and only foundation of personal and social order.
It is far, far easier to choose to live in fear and to choose to be agitated by the devil than to recognize that "things" are going to get worse, that we are being chastised for our own sins and of our nation. God will not be mocked. There is no "turning back the tide" at the ballot box as even I once believed was possible.
Similarly, those who are agitated or exhilarated by the latest developments in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, "fearful" about this or that latest bit of news.
Once again, this is all a chastisement, a very, very small down payment on what we owe God for our our sins, for our own trust in naturalism and various "strategies" that we think can "get us out" of a situation that has occurred within His Holy Providence and will not be resolved until He sees fit to make manifest the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and restores a true pope to the Throne of Saint Peter in a miraculous manner that we cannot imagine with our puny, finite intellects.
There is no need to be surprised that the conciliar revolutionaries continue their assault upon Catholic truth while saying that they "believe" in the truths of the Holy Faith that they have denied numerous times in their writings and speeches and "homilies." Remember these words from Pope Saint Pius X's Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907:
The Modernists completely
invert the parts, and of them may be applied the words which another of
Our predecessors Gregory IX, addressed to some theologians of his time:
"Some among you, puffed up like bladders with the spirit of vanity
strive by profane novelties to cross the boundaries fixed by the
Fathers, twisting the meaning of the sacred text...to the philosophical
teaching of the rationalists, not for the profit of their hearer but to
make a show of science...these men, led away by various and strange
doctrines, turn the head into the tail and force the queen to serve the
This will appear more clearly to anybody
who studies the conduct of Modernists, which is in perfect harmony with
their teachings. In their writings and addresses they seem not
unfrequently to advocate doctrines which are contrary one to the other,
so that one would be disposed to regard their attitude as double and
doubtful. But this is done deliberately and advisedly, and the reason of
it is to be found in their opinion as to the mutual separation of
science and faith. Thus in their books one finds some things which might
well be approved by a Catholic, but on turning over the page one is
confronted by other things which might well have been dictated by a
rationalist. When they write history they make no mention of the
divinity of Christ, but when they are in the pulpit they profess it
clearly; again, when they are dealing with history they take no account
of the Fathers and the Councils, but when they catechize the people,
they cite them respectfully. In the same way they draw their
distinctions between exegesis which is theological and pastoral and
exegesis which is scientific and historical. So, too, when they
treat of philosophy, history, and criticism, acting on the principle
that science in no way depends upon faith, they feel no especial horror
in treading in the footsteps of Luther and are wont to display a
manifold contempt for Catholic doctrines, for the Holy Fathers, for the
Ecumenical Councils, for the ecclesiastical magisterium; and should they
be taken to task for this, they complain that they are being deprived
of their liberty. Lastly, maintaining the theory that faith must be
subject to science, they continuously and openly rebuke the Church on
the ground that she resolutely refuses to submit and accommodate her
dogmas to the opinions of philosophy; while they, on their side, having
for this purpose blotted out the old theology, endeavor to introduce a
new theology which shall support the aberrations of philosophers. (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907.)
So what if Gerhard Ludwig Muller, the new prefect of the conciliar church's so-called Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, says now that he believes in the Catholic doctrines of Transubstantiation and the Perpetual Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary despite his writing to the contrary? The apostate's recent efforts at damage-control, expressed in an interview with the Ever Wishful Television Network in which he said that he was not going to "go to war" against the religious sisters in the United States of America who received a slap on the wrist four months ago from his predecessor, William "Cardinal" Levada (see Apostates Reprimanding Apostates), does nothing to undo his longstanding support for one apostasy after another (see Deft? Daft Is More Like It, part two, Rationalizing The Work of Rationalists, When Will The Madness End? and Memo To Bishop Fellay: Ratzinger/Benedict Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Loves Gerhard Ludwig Muller). Then again, it is just as easy for men who believe in political tooth fairies to believe in ecclesiastical tooth fairies as to do otherwise would be to "fear" facing the truth about our social and ecclesiastical situations.
Didn't Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ tell us not to fear those who have power in this passing, mortal value of tears?
Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves.
Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of
men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you
in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and
before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles:
But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to
speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak. For it is
not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.
The brother also shall deliver up the brother to
death, and the father the son: and the children shall rise up against
their parents, and shall put them to death. And you shall be hated by
all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he
shall be saved. And when they shall persecute you in this city, flee
into another. Amen I say to you, you shall not finish all the cities of
Israel, till the Son of man come. The disciple is not above the master,
nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he
be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the
goodman of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?
Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered
that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. That
which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you
hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not
them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather
fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not
two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the
ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all
Fear not therefore: better are you than many
sparrows. Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will
also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. But he that shall
deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in
heaven. Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not
to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance
against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the
daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's enemies shall be they of his own
household. He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy
of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of
me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not
worthy of me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that
shall lose his life for me, shall find it. He that receiveth you,
receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. (Mt.
The Cross is ever present in our lives. There is never any fleeing from
the Cross. It is never permissible for any Catholic, whether a member of the clergy or the laity, to live in fear or to be "depressed" about this or that situation as such is to rebel against the very Providence of God Himself. Our sins deserve each and every chastisement that comes our way, no matter how seemingly "unjust" our persecutors might be. Our persecutors are instruments who have been chosen by God to chastise us and thus to give Him honor and glory through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
If we truly understood the Faith and reject the falsehoods of naturalism and conciliarism, we will come to accept the fact that the Cross is waiting
for us at every moment of our lives. No matter what decisions we might
make as to which fork in the road to take at a given time, we can be
sure of one thing: the Cross will be waiting for us all along either
The Cross is our hope.
The Cross is the means of our salvation.
The Cross of the Divine Redeemer is the glory of our Catholic Faith.
Catholics glory in that Cross. They do not shrink from it, and they
recognize that every difficulty, every misunderstanding, every physical
or emotional or spiritual pain, every humiliation, every calumny, and
every rejection is meant to give us a share in the Cross of Our Blessed
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as we give whatever merit we earn to Him
through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. And we must
recognize the simple truth that there is more merit for us when
the crosses that we are asked to bear are hidden from public view and
others make judgments about us based on a complete ignorance of those
hidden crosses that are meant to be revealed only on the Last Day at the
General Judgment of the Living and the Dead.
There is no need to be in fear about the realities facing us. Persecution is good!
This a time of martyrdom, both dry and wet. Rejoice that is so. Rejoice!
Catholics in the time of Emperor Diocletian were not petitioning their Roman senators to stop the persecutions. They knew that such an effort was futile, that Diocletian and his minions had the physical means at their disposal to do whatever it was they wanted to do. Diocletian and his minions were not going to be stopped by means petition drives sponsored by a small number of Roman citizens. Could you imagine the following petition: "STOP NERO NOW! STOP DIOCLETIAN NOW! WRITE YOUR SENATOR. STOP THE MADNESS. HE IS KILLING US. ROME'S FOUNDING FATHERS, ROMULUS AND REMUS, WOULD BE APPALLED AT THIS." Catholics knew that the blood of the martyrs was the seed of the Church. They weren't having "tea parties" to stop the persecutions. Why do we live in such histrionic fear?
This time of martyrdom gives those of us us who have been lukewarm and worldly and half-hearted in our interior lives an opportunity to make reparation for our sins by means of bearing a visible, tangible witness to the Catholic Faith--not to any naturalistic "creed"--as the one and only foundation of personal and social order. Rejoice, my friends, as God has known--indeed, He has willed it so--from all eternity that we would be alive in these troubling times, which means that the graces won for us by the shedding of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, are sufficient for the difficulties that we face, both personally and socially.
The graces won for us by Our Divine Redeemer on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady are also sufficient for us to deal with the ecclesiastical crisis we face at this time as the Church Militant on earth is going through her Holy Saturday, as one very perceptive reader explained yesterday in a note to me. There is no need to live in fear.
Christ the King will emerge victorious following the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother. The apostasies and sacrileges and blasphemies and other outrages being visited upon us by the the conciliar revolutionaries, who are in physical custody of our church buildings and schools, will be swept away. There is no need to live in fear, no need to "petition" men who have expelled themselves from the Catholic Church by virtue of subscribing to--and professing most publicly--propositions that have been condemned by her most solemnly and consistently without an deviation at all.
Why live in fear with Saint Joseph is so near now as ever before?
We have the assurance that Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful, is very close to us in our sufferings and difficulties and trials today.
Saint Joseph, the just and silent man of the House of David, suffered in his holy life. He suffered without fear. He trusted in the Providence of God, taking unto himself the care of God's very Mother, the Singular Vessel of Devotion through which would be conceived and pass into the world his, Saint Joseph's, foster-Son, Whom he loved with a tender devotion and perfection as though He had been his own flesh and blood. He suffered intense sorrows of his soul during his lifetime.
Saint Joseph suffered pain at the lowly poverty of the birthplace of his foster-Son.
Saint Joseph suffered pain at the Circumcision as he watched the shedding of the first droplets of his foster-Son's Most Precious Blood.
Saint Joseph listened with patient concern to the Prophecy of Simeon that a Sword of Sorrow would pierce the Immaculate Heart of Most Chaste Spouse.
Saint Joseph suffered as he had to to take the Holy Family into exile, finding a place for the Holy Family to live and to find work to support Our Lady and Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Saint Joseph suffered sorrow during the difficult journey back from Egypt.
Saint Joseph's good heart suffered ruing the loss of his foster-Son for three day.
Oh yes, Saint Joseph suffered. He suffered, however, without fear, without panic, without histrionics, without even uttering a word that is recorded in Sacred Scripture. Saint Joseph had sorrows. He had concerns. True enough. However, Saint Joseph trusted in God entirely. So we must we, especially since his Divine foster-Son has given him to us to be the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful.
Saint Joseph outlived the wretched Herod the Great, who sought the life of the Christ-Child. Saint Joseph will help us outlive, at least spiritually, the Herods of the present day who populate the halls of government and the institutions of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Saint Joseph is near. Very near. Why live in fear?
Saint Joseph also had his joys in life (Saint Gabriel's message of joy and comfort, the Birth of his very Saviour in Bethlehem, the great honor given to him to give his foster-Son his Holy Name, Jesus, knowing the effects of his foster-Son's Redemptive work, seeing the idols of Egypt fall at the feet of the Infant Jesus, his holy life with Our Lady, his ever-Virginal spouse, and Our Lord, and his finding Our Lord after having lost Him for three days). So will we, both in this life and, please God and by the intercession of Our Lady and Good Saint Joseph we die in states of Sanctifying Grace, if we maintain the perfect equanimity of spirit as possessed Saint Joseph throughout his own sorrows and glories. (A formula for meditating on the Sorrows and Glories of Saint Joseph is appended at the end of this article.)
Why continue to choose voluntarily to live in fear with Saint Joseph so near?
The only thing that matters in each of our lives is dying in a state of Sanctifying Grace with Perfect Contrition for our sins. The devil wants us live in fear and in a constant state of panic about this or that piece of legislation or this or that manufactured virus that is spread so as to put us into a panic and to increase the size and scope of governmental power over our lives. Saint Joseph, the terror of demons, wants to live in peace now as members of his Divine Son's Catholic Church so that he, the Patron of Departing Souls, can be better able to assist us at the hour of our deaths as we invoke his fatherly protection after that of His Most Chaste Spouse, Our Lady.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you. Save souls!
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, pray for us now and in death's agony!
Saint Joseph provided spiritual and temporal security and comfort to the Mother of God and his foster-Son, Who he was told by Saint Gabriel the Archangel had been conceived by the power of God the Holy Ghost. He will provide that same spiritual and temporal security to us, will he not? Indeed, hasn't he done so throughout the course of our lives?
Saint Joseph is helping us in this era of apostasy and betrayal. The foster-father of Our Divine Redeemer, Who offered up His life on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins, intercedes for our spiritual fathers on earth, our true bishops and our true priests who make no concessions to the counterfeit church of conciliarism or to its false shepherds who blaspheme his foster-Son by falling down, at least figuratively, if not literally, in front of the same false idols that fell in front of his foster-Son in Egypt.
Why live fear with Saint Joseph as near to us as he was to Our Lady and Our Lord on earth. He is even closer to them now in Heaven. Why live in fear with Saint Joseph so near.
May we put aside the needless fear and panic caused by the naturalists in the civil realm and the conciliarists in the counterfeit church of conciliarism as we beseech him as follows each morning and each night of our lives.
O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O thou Saint Joseph, do assist me by thy powerful intercession, and obtain for me from thy divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers. O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee, and Jesus asleep in thy arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen!
May we pray an extra set of the Joyful Mysteries on this Thursday, the Feast of Saint Mary Vianney, today to honor Saint Joseph, who has been given to us to help us to get home to Heaven by living in the same spirit of confident hope and trust in God's Holy Will as characterized his entire life on earth. Our reward will be Heavenly if we maintain our steadfast devotion to Saint Joseph, and you might even be amazed at what he does for you temporally if you invoke him with confidence and trust on a daily basis as we fly unto his patronage after that Our Lady, to whom we keep close every day by means of her Most Holy Rosary?
Why continue to choose to live in fear with Saint Joseph so near?
Shouldn't we draw nearer to Saint Joseph in this life so that he will be as close as possible to us as we prepare to enter the next?
Why continue to choose to live in fear with Saint Joseph so near?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Protector of the Faithful, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?