St Joseph Healing Oil (Patron for Families)
St Joseph Healing March 19th is the feast day of the patron of the universal church, fathers, families, married people.
One of the more obscure saints, and everything we know about him comes from Scripture.
On the basic level we know that he was a poor carpenter of the line of King David.
We also know that he is the foster father of Jesus and the earthly spouse of Mary the Mother of God.
Although we have no words spoken by Joseph recorded in Scripture, the stories of his life, upon reflection, reveal much.
From Scripture we can see that Saint Joseph was a righteous man who demonstrated the virtues of compassion, courage, faith, and love of Jesus and Mary, to name a few.
He shows his love and compassion in that he planned on divorcing Mary quietly when he discovered that she was pregnant.
He demonstrates his faith and courage in fleeing into a strange land away from everything he knew in order to protect his wife and her Child.
St. Joseph said “yes” to God by adopting Jesus, the Incarnate Son of God, as his own Child. Joseph’s “yes” is very similar to the “yes” of Mary: just as it demonstrated her humility and obedience, so it also demonstrates his.