Friday, March 12, 2010

st. joseph...

... Terry just reminded me; St. Joseph is the go to guy for impossible causes. Perfect for me. Time to start that novena... albeit a day late but I am sure he understands.


Guido Reni

Every boy needs a father, so in the absence of a earthly one I gave my son over to the patronage of this Heavenly one. I am also hoping that St. Joseph can help me with my other problem; singledom. Impossible causes.

10 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

I have a friend of mine who is single and she said that when she was little her mom told her to pray to St.Anne..."St. Anne, St. Anne, bring me a man!"

She's still single, so I don't think it works. ;-)

The Crescat said...

She had the wrong saint.

margaret said...

Yes, St Anne had a lovely chap, she just had problems getting the baby to go with himm. Mind you, it's a nice rhyme.

Many years ago I was in love with a nice but relationship-wise fairly useless man. His Catholic mother, whom I'm still friends with, gave me a little card about St Jude which said he was the patron saint of lost causes. I still have and it always makes me smile at her prescience.

The Greeks have a 'finding things' saint, sort of like St Antony, but more than that, they regard him not just for finding car keys or whatever but also for finding things we need and don't have - like a spouse. His name is St Fanourios - if he finds something for you you have to bake a cake and pray for his mother who was something of a floozy. I have never tried him for a spouse because I want to be a nun but he did help find my spiritual father for me. http://orthodoxwiki.org/Phanourios

G said...

Kat, There's no way anyone can not get what they ask St Joseph for. His record is perfect with me...but, of course, he'll never go against God's will for us, thank God!
Relevant JPII quote here: "God never disturbs the peace of his children except to give them a greater good."

Just another mad Catholic said...

Does anyone know of a saint whose job it is specifically to help unmarried men? because i gotta tell you I'm getting tired of facing that exclusion zone around the convents :)

Dominic Mary said...

Crescat;
Leave it all in Mother's hands . . . and remember; she was a girl, so she understands you better than S. Joseph can !

JAMC;
try S. Benedict, S. Bernard, S. Bruno, S. Dominic, S. Francis . . . just accept that the Cloister beckons !

Just another mad Catholic said...

DM

Howabout NO!!!!, howabout I want lots of kids and am prepared to embrace the notoriety of marrying a protestant in order to have them.

Jeff Geerling said...

When God grabs ur beard... still hurtz: LOLSaints - St. Joseph.

Kike said...

I'm not comfortable with St. Joseph been portrayed as and old man. I guess that it depends on if the painter considers chastity (celibacy) as a possible goal for a healthy young man or not. I think it is possible, so I would paint him as a young guy (thinking on the Egypt journey: I don't consider it that possible for an old grandpa to protect a young girl and his newborn through such dangers!)

The Little Way said...

I'm a bit late with this comment but JAMC, may I suggest praying to St. Raphael, patron saint of happy meetings?