|Ite ad Ioseph
But to honour Him as He wishes , it is not enough to call upon Him ; it is still and above all
required to imitate His virtues and oppose them to the spirit of the century . Today there is no
more authority , no more obedience , nor scarcely any devotion for the cause of the Church or the
service of God . Therefore society collapses , the family is divided ; one meets only slaves of
luxury and pleasure , or the malcontent who , to enjoy life , would like to have without work.
However , St-Joseph , so great by his Ancestors , so eminent by His mission ,
lived in a humble condition , earning His bread and that of those depending on Him by the sweat of his brow ,
subjected to the decrees of the Divine Providence , obedient to every power of the earth and
resigned to the hardest works . And what was not His spirit of mortification and prayer , His
love for silence and retreat !
Here is our model !
- - V B A Moreau
* Our world has had the privilege to see its ground trod by this great Saint of innumerable
miracles that was Brother André of the Mount-Royal . This one showed us , through his
predilection towards this great Saint who is St-Joseph , protector and model who leads to God , the
direction where must lean all hearts !
How many Saints shall we have to await for the Believer to start
looking where he must , more than where his emotions carry him ?