The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, is perhaps perhaps the most well-known family of all time. Of course there have been many families made popular in the news or entertainment industries over the years, but it’s not every day that we find a family wherein God has taken up residence with a Virgin Mother, and perfectly chaste father, and an abundance of angels, dreams, and visions. And it’s not just a matter of fairytale, either. This is exactly what happened in Bethlehem so long ago. This is the family that fled to Egypt to avoid Herod, and settled in Nazareth to live outside of the limelight. This is the family that shows us how to live with God in our midst. The Holy Family is about the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus growing with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in union with St. Joseph. That’s a powerful trio of intercessors who know what family struggles are all about. Families today have no shortage of struggles, and the family as an institution has been under attack from popular culture for decades. In the midst of our struggles it is critical that we remain connected in prayer with the Holy Family, asking for their intercession in our lives.
Holy Family, pray for us!
For the Greater Glory of God,