"St. Joseph was an ordinary sort of man""St. Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things." (Christ is Passing By, 40).
"Get to know Joseph and you will find Jesus""With St Joseph, the Christian learns what it means to belong to God and fully to assume one's place among men, sanctifying the world. Get to know Joseph and you will find Jesus." (Christ is Passing By, 56).
“Purity comes from love”There are many good reasons to honour Saint Joseph, and to learn from his life. He was a man of strong faith. He earned a living for his family - Jesus and Mary - with his own hard work. He guarded the purity of the Blessed Virgin, who was his Spouse. And he respected he loved! God's freedom, when God made his choice: not only his choice of Our Lady the Virgin as his Mother, but also his choice of Saint Joseph as the Husband of Holy Mary. (The Forge, 552).
“Saint Joseph, a teacher of the interior life”Saint Joseph, father of Christ, is also your father and your lord. Ask him to help you. (The Way, 559).
“Your human vocation is a part of your divine vocation”As Jesus, who is our Lord and Model, grows in and lives as one of us, he reveals to us that human life - your life - and its humdrum, ordinary business, have a meaning which is divine, which belongs to eternity. (The Forge, 688).
“Get to know Joseph and you will find Jesus”Love Saint Joseph a lot. Love him with all your soul, because he, together with Jesus, is the person who has most loved our Blessed Lady and been closest to God. He is the person who has most loved God, after our Mother. He deserves your affection, and it will do you good to get to know him, because he is the Master of the interior life, and has great power before the Lord and before the Mother of God. (The Forge, 554).