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Saint Joseph

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Saint Joseph was created by a 5th grade student.

Saint Joseph was created by a 5th grade student.

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  • 1. SaintJoseph
    Joseph Dodier
    Grade:5B
  • 2. Saint Joseph is the person that spent the most earthly hours and days with Jesus.
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    He was perfectly conformed to the Divine Will and so resigned to the dispositions of Heaven that he ever repeated" May the Will of God ever be done in me!"
  • 3. He rarely spoke with men, but continually with God, whose Will he desired to perform.
    Saint Joseph is the person that spent the most earthly hours and days with Jesus.
    Eight days after his birth, St. Joseph brings Jesus to the temple for circumcision, a requirement of the Jewish faith.
  • 4. Eight days after his birth, St. Joseph brings Jesus to the temple for circumcision, a requirement of the Jewish faith.
    At this time, St. Joseph gives the baby the name “Jesus” and takes legal paternal custody, just as he was instructed by an angel in his dream.
    Once settled in Nazareth, with Jesus of an unknown age though certainly still in boyhood, Saint Joseph supports the family as a carpenter.
  • 5. When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” One, so transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in God’s own holiness, and hence it is really “right” for God to love him or her.
    The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts.
    The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man.
  • 6. The rest we can easily surmise.
    By saying Joseph was “just,” the Bible means that he was one who was completely open to all that God wanted to do for him.
    It is no contradiction of Joseph’s manly holiness that he decided to divorce Mary when she was found to be with child.