God of Great Love,
Your son, Jesus, was nurtured by St. Joseph.
May we look to Joseph as our model of justice,
gentleness, and humility.
May we, with Joseph, nurture the life of Christ
in our lives and in the lives of others
Uniting all people and all creation
with God and with one another.
May Joseph’s life inspire us
to be a hopeful, healing presence
within our world.
- Joanne Gallagher, CSJ. © 1999