To read the entire story click http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/BROANDRE.HTM
Blessed Andre is famous for spreading devotion to St. Joseph. He established the Oratory dedicated to St. Joseph in Montreal, Canada and thousands flock there every day to pray to Blessed Andre and to St. Joseph, the Guardian of the Holy Family. As I was thinking about him today I thought of St. Joseph and how during this Christmas season he is often overlooked. Of course St. Joseph is there in the manger, standing quietly beside our Blessed Mother and the crib where Jesus was sleeping. But how much do we know about him?
Early in his pontificate Pope John Paul II wrote an Apostolic Exhortation about St. Joseph which laid out for the Faithful “an admirable meditation” about this foster father of the child Jesus. (see one of my favorite pictures above!) It is titled Redemptoris Custos (Custodian of the Redeemer). I strongly encourage you to click on the following link to read the document. I copied and pasted it onto a WORD document so that I could read it slowly and plumb the depths of its treasures. http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_15081989_redemptoris-custos_en.html
Our house of formation here at Marymount has been placed under St. Joseph’s patronage. He is the chosen guardian of our community.
St. Joseph pray for us! Blessed Andre pray for us!