Day 12: Mother Undefiled, Pray for Us!

Mother Undefiled

And we have yet another title in the Litany referring to the miraculous nature of the birth of Christ and the perpetual virginity of Our Lady. While these adjectives sing the praises of Mary, in the background we cannot forget the outstanding protection that St. Joseph offered Her. St. Joseph was chosen by God to protect Mary and the Child Jesus. They lived in very dangerous times, life was short, and people could be brutal. But St. Joseph was always alert, ever obedient, and quick to take action to avoid danger. He was prudent and wise, not just strong. I like to think of St. Joseph as a young man, perhaps twenty years old, a chaste man with excellent self-control, who won the favor of the young maiden because of his virtue and deep faith and goodness. It was this strong and silent faith that allowed St. Joseph to be proven a man of character.

Mother Undefiled and St. Joseph, pray for the Church and our Nation.

On Saturdays we pray the Glorious Mysteries.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.