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OCTOBER23
September 26th, 2015, 11:43 PM
FOUND ON THE NET..........
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St. Joseph's Virtues

Words of Our Lady to St. Bridget of Sweden

The Holy family is made up of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. From very early in youth, a person usually learns about the story of Christmas: baby Jesus, and the Holy family. Saint Joseph is generally overlooked and all focus is on Jesus and on Mary. Surely, St. Joseph is a secondary figure in the life of Jesus and rightly so; however, how much information about the life of St. Joseph do we really know?

Who is Saint Joseph? Second only to Mary, Saint Joseph is the person that spent the most earthly hours and days with Jesus. The names of his mother and father have been lost to history – unknown. Genealogy research shows he was of the house of David, lineage through Solomon. Also lost to history are the date and place of St. Joseph's birth and the date of his death, so his chronological age is always based upon guesswork. The story tells us he and Mary had to return to Bethlehem for the census, so we know there is some sort of direct connection to that community, whether at birth or later years.

The first is when he is assured by an angel in a dream that he is to take Mary as his wife, so we know he was single at that point. Whether he was a widower with children from a prior marriage is a possibility, but there is not current agreement from biblical scholars on that point. That point fuels great discussions as to whether siblings of Jesus were direct siblings or were through a prior marriage of St. Joseph.

Eight days after his birth, St. Joseph brings Jesus to the temple for circumcision, a requirement of the Jewish faith. At this time, St. Joseph gives the baby the name “Jesus” and takes legal paternal custody, just as he was instructed by an angel in his dream.

An inexact few years later, an angel instructs St. Joseph to flee with his family to Egypt to elude death from Herod. Later, a dream angel guides St. Joseph to return to the district of Galilee, which he does and creates a family home in the village of Nazareth. What is an exceptional fact about Saint Joseph's life is that he never speaks in any parts of the Bible. Therefore, we come by these angel appearances and instructions by second-hand, and never directly from the source, which hopefully was Saint Joseph himself in each instance.

Once settled in Nazareth, with Jesus of an unknown age though certainly still in boyhood, Saint Joseph supports the family as a carpenter. Just as we have in today's society, carpentry had many sub-specialties in Jesus’ time (framer, rough carpenter, etc.). We are told St. Joseph worked in a carpentry “shop” where Jesus was often with St. Joseph and sometimes worked in the shop. It is not sure that St. Joseph owned the shop, but in any event by today's lingo, he apparently was a “finish” carpenter. Imagine the amount of influence, the direction, the correction, and the formation that Saint Joseph provided to the boy Jesus. Aside from Mary, no other human that has ever lived spent more personal time in direct contact with God, through his anointed son Jesus.

The last time we encounter Saint Joseph is in the description of Jesus in the temple in Jerusalem at the age of twelve. Mary and Joseph had departed from Jerusalem to return home amidst a large entourage heading in the same general direction. His parents assumed Jesus was in the entourage and were shocked to learn otherwise, and it is described St. Joseph and Mary returned to the temple and safely brought Jesus home. Imagine the human fatherly “instruction” Saint Joseph undoubtedly gave to Jesus on that occasion.

That's it. Abrupt end of biography of Saint Joseph. He is never mentioned again in Scripture. The remainder of his life, the cause of his death, the place of his death, and the place of his burial are not clear. We do know Mary is described as a widow when Jesus is about 30 years old, but we have no knowledge of Saint Joseph once Jesus reaches the age of twelve.

patrick jane
September 26th, 2015, 11:46 PM
very good -

OCTOBER23
September 26th, 2015, 11:51 PM
To me .

1. The 3 Wise Guys brought LOTS AND LOTS OF GOLD

2. Joseph had LOTS OF MONEY AND POWER AND started his own business.

3. Joseph put JESUS in his own Family Tomb because Mary did not object

putting THEIR Son in the Family Tomb.

CAN YOU DIG IT ???????????:):wave:

Grosnick Marowbe
September 27th, 2015, 12:20 AM
Any "Predictions" Oct23?

Grosnick Marowbe
September 27th, 2015, 12:22 AM
Oct23 is one of those "Oddballs" who make, "End of world" predictions.

OCTOBER23
September 27th, 2015, 10:59 AM
GROSS NECK

MATTHEW 24

WARS AND REPORTS OF WARS

EARTHQUAKES IN DIFFERENT PLACES INCREASED EXPONENTIALLY

MOCKERS LIKE YOU HAVE APPEARED.

JESUS IS COMING SOON
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Isaiah 28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong:
for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption,
even determined upon the whole earth.

Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time,
who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

Grosnick Marowbe
September 27th, 2015, 04:11 PM
GROSS NECK

MATTHEW 24

WARS AND REPORTS OF WARS

EARTHQUAKES IN DIFFERENT PLACES INCREASED EXPONENTIALLY

MOCKERS LIKE YOU HAVE APPEARED.

JESUS IS COMING SOON
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Isaiah 28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong:
for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption,
even determined upon the whole earth.

Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time,
who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

Nobody knows but God the Father when this will occur. So, I
highly doubt, you would be privy to this information. You poor
soul.

OCTOBER23
September 27th, 2015, 09:08 PM
GROSSNECK,

Poor ?

I am mentally and financially sound .

I recently made $68,000 in the Stock market.

I have studied the Bible for 45 years , so , I know more than you know about

the Prophecy of the Scriptures . I suggest you study Daniel 9 and you may get

the knowledge and understanding that you so desperately lack.

Daniel 9:22 And he informed me, and talked with me,

and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

Grosnick Marowbe
September 28th, 2015, 01:42 AM
GROSSNECK,

Poor ?

I am mentally and financially sound .

I recently made $68,000 in the Stock market.

I have studied the Bible for 45 years , so , I know more than you know about

the Prophecy of the Scriptures . I suggest you study Daniel 9 and you may get

the knowledge and understanding that you so desperately lack.

Daniel 9:22 And he informed me, and talked with me,

and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

Then, why have you made "crazy predictions" about the future,
as if you're some sort of "TOL Nostradamus?" You're either:

1) A fake?
2) An attention seeker?
3) Mentally disturbed?
4) Self deceived?
5) Receiving false predictions from another universe?

You poor soul.

OCTOBER23
September 28th, 2015, 06:29 PM
Gooseneck,

I am Just Warning poor unfortunates like you to start praying before its too late.

Grosnick Marowbe
September 28th, 2015, 06:36 PM
Gooseneck,

I am Just Warning poor unfortunates like you to start praying before its too late.

Are the Martians gonna invade planet earth soon?

lukecash12
September 28th, 2015, 06:39 PM
Gooseneck,

I am Just Warning poor unfortunates like you to start praying before its too late.

Or rather, you are participating in occult behavior.

Grosnick Marowbe
September 28th, 2015, 06:41 PM
Gooseneck,

I am Just Warning poor unfortunates like you to start praying before its too late.

I don't respect "Harold Camping" types, like you, who make false predictions.

glorydaz
September 28th, 2015, 06:43 PM
Gooseneck,

I am Just Warning poor unfortunates like you to start praying before its too late.

Most of us just pray without needing some impending doom to prompt us.

glorydaz
September 28th, 2015, 06:45 PM
Are the Martians gonna invade planet earth soon?

Well, you just never know where those little green men are going to pop up. One time.........well, never mind. That's a long story and you probably wouldn't fall for....er....believe it anyway. ;)

Grosnick Marowbe
September 28th, 2015, 08:58 PM
Most of us just pray without needing some impending doom to prompt us.

True. The "Nut" who created this thread is all, "Gloom and doom" He
likes to make "Predictions." Kind of like LazyAfternoon. They're
"Two peas in a fraud."

glorydaz
September 28th, 2015, 09:56 PM
True. The "Nut" who created this thread is all, "Gloom and doom" He
likes to make "Predictions." Kind of like LazyAfternoon. They're
"Two peas in a fraud."

"Two peas in a fraud". That's too good to let pass unnoticed. :thumb: