Our Shrine

On the occasion of the 95th Anniversary of the Shrine of St Joseph

“‘Abandoned’ means to be rejected, left alone, overlooked”[1]

We are a place for healing –

to not only allow but accept the “rejected”,

to not only tolerate but include the “left alone”,

to not only accommodate but embrace the “overlooked”.

 

“‘Apostle’ means every Catholic takes care of their neighbor”[2]

We are a place for hospitality –

regardless of who they are or what they do,

we are present to everyone as they commune with us,

for all are welcome at our table.

 

“‘Good’ means to be exemplar in all things”[3]

We are a place to be holy –

especially the chance to “be good”,

especially the opportunity to “do good”,

especially a force to “be a power for good”.

 

“’Zeal’ means to be filled with the holy fire”[4]

We are a place to be heartfelt –

supporting our Patience,

promoting our Courage,

encouraging our Strength,

 

 

[1] Based on Father Judge’s Meditations regarding the “spiritually abandoned”

[2] Based on Father Judge’s Meditations regarding “every Catholic is an Apostle”

[3] Based on Father Judge’s Meditations regarding “be good, do good, be power of good”

[4] Based on Father Judge’s Meditations regarding “being provoked to action”

Published by carlfmaulbeck

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