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    St. Joseph

    As Knights we are called to reflect upon the life and example of Saint Joseph and seek to imitate his virtue as our Blessed founder did. Consider utilizing the resources on this page to entrust yourself more completely to the foster-father of Jesus and spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Consecration to St. Joseph Papal Documents on St. Joseph Additional Resources

    Consecration to St. Joseph

    To help men live out the joy of Christ, and to provide all members of the parish community with examples of virtue, prudence and fatherhood, knights are encouraged to lead their communities in a consecration to St. Joseph. By this act of consecration, we ask for the aid and intercession of the foster father of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph, who serves as a true model for every man. Preparing for the Consecration to St. Joseph is not a single event, it is choosing a way of life for oneself. Through this act, each participant consciously chooses to be a beacon of God’s love, authentic masculinity, and to hold himself and his brothers to the standard established by St. Joseph, Chaste Protector of the Virgin, Defender of the Universal Church and Terror of Demons.

    This consecration can be done by an individual, a family, a council, or an entire parish community. It is important to make spiritual preparations leading up to the consecration by learning more about St. Joseph and praying for his intercession regularly. The resources listed here can be used and adapted as needed to make a Consecration to St. Joseph.

    Preparing for Consecration to St. Joseph

    St. Joseph Prayer Card

    Papal Documents on St. Joseph

    “After Mary, the Mother of God, no saint is mentioned more frequently in the papal magisterium than Joseph, her spouse.” Pope Francis, Patris Corde

    Popes throughout the years have encouraged the faithful to “go to Joseph” and entrust ourselves to his protection. These writings offer reflections on who Joseph is and why we should turn to him in all of our needs.

    Below is a selection of some of these writings from the last 150 years since Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. Reading these documents is an ideal way to learn more about and grow closer to this great saint.

    Patris Corde, Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis, 2020
    “Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble.”

    Redemptoris Custos, Apostolic Exhortation of St. John Paul II, 1989
    “Besides trusting in Joseph's sure protection, the Church also trusts in his noble example, which transcends all individual states of life and serves as a model for the entire Christian community, whatever the condition and duties of each of its members may be.”

    Quamquam Pluries, Encyclical of Leo XIII, 1889
    “It is, then, natural and worthy that as the Blessed Joseph ministered to all the needs of the family at Nazareth and girt it about with his protection, he should now cover with the cloak of his heavenly patronage and defend the Church of Jesus Christ.”

    Quemadmodum Deus, Pius IX Decree declaring St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church – Dec. 8, 1870
    “As almighty God appointed Joseph, son of the patriarch Jacob, over all the land of Egypt to save grain for the people, so when the fullness of time had come and He was about to send to earth His only-begotten Son, the Savior of the world, He chose another Joseph, of whom the first had been the type, and He made him the lord and chief of His household and possessions, the guardian of His choicest treasures.”

    Additional Resources

    St. Joseph: Our Father in Faith

    Consecration to St. Joseph

    Consecration to St. Joseph

    To help men live out the joy of Christ, and to provide all members of the parish community with examples of virtue, prudence and fatherhood, knights are encouraged to lead their communities in a consecration to St. Joseph. By this act of consecration, we ask for the aid and intercession of the foster father of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph, who serves as a true model for every man. Preparing for the Consecration to St. Joseph is not a single event, it is choosing a way of life for oneself. Through this act, each participant consciously chooses to be a beacon of God’s love, authentic masculinity, and to hold himself and his brothers to the standard established by St. Joseph, Chaste Protector of the Virgin, Defender of the Universal Church and Terror of Demons.

    This consecration can be done by an individual, a family, a council, or an entire parish community. It is important to make spiritual preparations leading up to the consecration by learning more about St. Joseph and praying for his intercession regularly. The resources listed here can be used and adapted as needed to make a Consecration to St. Joseph.

    Preparing for Consecration to St. Joseph

    St. Joseph Prayer Card

    Papal Documents on St. Joseph

    Papal Documents on St. Joseph

    “After Mary, the Mother of God, no saint is mentioned more frequently in the papal magisterium than Joseph, her spouse.” Pope Francis, Patris Corde

    Popes throughout the years have encouraged the faithful to “go to Joseph” and entrust ourselves to his protection. These writings offer reflections on who Joseph is and why we should turn to him in all of our needs.

    Below is a selection of some of these writings from the last 150 years since Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. Reading these documents is an ideal way to learn more about and grow closer to this great saint.

    Patris Corde, Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis, 2020
    “Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble.”

    Redemptoris Custos, Apostolic Exhortation of St. John Paul II, 1989
    “Besides trusting in Joseph's sure protection, the Church also trusts in his noble example, which transcends all individual states of life and serves as a model for the entire Christian community, whatever the condition and duties of each of its members may be.”

    Quamquam Pluries, Encyclical of Leo XIII, 1889
    “It is, then, natural and worthy that as the Blessed Joseph ministered to all the needs of the family at Nazareth and girt it about with his protection, he should now cover with the cloak of his heavenly patronage and defend the Church of Jesus Christ.”

    Quemadmodum Deus, Pius IX Decree declaring St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church – Dec. 8, 1870
    “As almighty God appointed Joseph, son of the patriarch Jacob, over all the land of Egypt to save grain for the people, so when the fullness of time had come and He was about to send to earth His only-begotten Son, the Savior of the world, He chose another Joseph, of whom the first had been the type, and He made him the lord and chief of His household and possessions, the guardian of His choicest treasures.”

    Additional Resources

    Additional Resources

    St. Joseph: Our Father in Faith

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