Laudato Si 242: Saint Joseph

Earth from Apollo 8The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Joseph of Nazareth is also a noble model and partner for those who aspire to care more deeply for the created universe:

242. At her side in the Holy Family of Nazareth, stands the figure of Saint Joseph. Through his work and generous presence, he cared for and defended Mary and Jesus, delivering them from the violence of the unjust by bringing them to Egypt. The Gospel presents Joseph as a just man, hard-working and strong. But he also shows great tenderness, which is not a mark of the weak but of those who are genuinely strong, fully aware of reality and ready to love and serve in humility. That is why he was proclaimed custodian of the universal Church. He too can teach us how to show care; he can inspire us to work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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