Joseph’s faith was beyond natural ability. He became a foster-father to a Son conceived in the womb of a Virgin! Joseph indeed submitted his intellect and will to God. St. Joseph is a great example for us in fundamental obedience, as he followed the angel’s instruction to take Mary as his wife (see Mt 1:20-24). Tradition says Joseph died in the arms of Jesus and Mary, and is therefore the patron saint of a happy death. In the litany to St. Joseph, he is called the “terror of demons.” At the hour of our death, be assured that the demons are working overtime to steal each of our souls. Therefore, we can confidently entrust ourselves to St. Joseph, for he is trustworthy. – One Bread, One Body
All the families had started on the hike. My DH took Rose, Sweetie and Sparkles on their own hike. I stood back with sleeping Papi. To no avail, he woke up within 10 minutes. I should have went on the hike. My husband and GFG hiked for 1.5 hours. They saw the other hikers/families but continued on their own to complete the entire hike. They must have been running on graces because they didn’t take water. He didn’t expect to be on the trial for so long. Sweetie, our 3 year old was a trooper. They all returned HOT and parched but they were so thrilled that they finished the hike. Sparkles brought back flowers for me.
The scenery was breathtaking. Here are some views.
We went on to the lake for a boat ride. I was so surprised when everyone cheered to go to the lake. I thought for sure, they would want to head back home for the scrumptious St. Patrick’s cupcakes that Sweetie and Sparkles made. They even ate their lunch in the car on the drive to the lake. This just confirmed to me that they need to be out doors more. They love God’s wondrous creations and fresh air. We were blessed to “walk like the saints” and spend the feast day with other families. God is good!
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
The Priests perform “Irish Blessing” on Live With Regis & Kelly tomorrow morning! Airs at 9am on ABC.
Tuesday, March 17 – 9pm EST / 6pm PST Wednesday, March 18 – 10:30am EST / 7:30am EST