Saturday, September 22, 2007

Intro & St. Joe

Greetings all and welcome to our wedding blog! Here you'll be able to find all the significant information related to our coming nuptials, which will be taking place at 2:30PM on Saturday, January 5th, 2008 (105 DAYS AWAY!!!).

We began our engagement on March 19th, which according to the traditional Roman calender is the Feast of St. Joseph. Under his watchful gaze we have already experienced many blessings as a couple, so if you're in search of a powerful intercessor to help your relationship achieve its lasting potential, you can do no better than ol' St. Joe! To discover more about St. Joseph, we recommend perusing this nifty article on him from the old Catholic Encyclopedia. In addition, it's never a bad idea to recite this lovely prayer honoring St. Joseph (as the patron of workers) composed by His Awesomeness Pope Saint Pius X:

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who devote their lives to labor, obtain for me the grace to work in the spirit of penance in order thereby to atone for my many sins; to work conscientiously, setting devotion to duty in preference to my own whims; to work with thankfulness and joy, deeming it an honor to employ and to develop by my labor the gifts I have received from God; to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties; to work above all with a pure intention and with detachment from self, having always before my eyes the hour of death and the accounting which I must then render of time ill spent, of talents wasted, of good omitted, and of vain complacency in success, which is so fatal to the work of God.

All for Jesus, all through Mary, all in imitation of you, O Patriarch Joseph! This shall be my motto in life and in death, Amen.

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