"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

"Go, sell what you have and give to the poor, then come and follow me!" Mt. 19:21

Saturday, March 19, 2011

St. Joseph, Patron of our Province, Intercede for Us!

Happy Feast of St. Joseph!!

I am at our parish, St. Mary's in New Haven, Connecticut. Yale University surrounds our priory and beautiful church. Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, is entombed in the back of this church where he founded the world's largest fraternal service organization in 1882. Our friars are working for his cause for beatification with the KofC and apparently the cause is moving along.

I will be giving a presentation here about our Dominican Missions tomorrow and then will head back to NYC where I will celebrate the 6:00PM student Mass at our University Church of St. Joseph at New York University.

I offer you this posting from Fr. Bruno OP about the patron of our province, St. Joseph.

I offered Mass for each of you today and for an increase in vocations to the Order of Preachers.  Certainly with the prayers of St. Joseph and Our Lady we cannot fail!

                    -Fr. Benedict Croell OP (Knight, 4th degree)
                     New Haven, CT