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Tuesday, May 1, 2007
St. Joseph the Worker
Although it is the first day of the month dedicated to Mary, at least in the United States, it begins with the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Joseph only has two feasts, the other being March 19. It was only in 1955 that this Feast of St. Joseph the Worker was proclaimed by Pius XII because the first of May is Labor Day in many countries. Joseph is a model for all working people.
Joseph was a silent man, but a man of great faith. He was also a just man who God spoke to in his dreams and Joseph obeyed. I suspect that Mary is very happy to have her month begin with a Feast in honor of Joseph.