I have been waiting to send you this most glorious Consecration to St. Joseph by Father Donald Calloway, MIC. If you are anything like me, you might have a few questions about this Consecration: Why is it “for such a time as this”? What if I have already consecrated myself to the Blessed Mother, or to Jesus through Mary? What about other forms and commitments to prayer? And what if I hardly know St. Joseph?
Not to worry. All these questions and more are answered in Father Calloway’s description below and further in the book. I urge you to read Father’s note below through to the end, and then, if you wish to get started and could use a bit of help in purchasing the book, Father Calloway has generously donated 80 books to us for whomever asks! Simply email us with your address and we’ll get them in the mail to you as long as our supply lasts. Of course, you can always go to Father’s website at: www.consecrationtostjoseph.org.
God bless you. It is no secret that we are in the fight of our lives – for freedom of religion, for the restoration of the orthodox teaching of our Holy Catholic Church, for the family, for the return of fallen-away Catholics and for the millions of souls who are without God and without hope.
Here, then, is Father’s Calloway’s message. It is ‘gold’ and, I believe, exactly what Our Blessed Mother has ordered!
Our love, prayers, and gratitude to Father Calloway,
Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.
Consecration to St. Joseph
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
“I did not understand St. Joseph well enough, but that will change.”
— St. John of the Cross
In the 16th century, St. John of the Cross humbly acknowledged that he lacked a proper understanding of the greatness of St. Joseph. Inspired by the tremendous love that his friend, St. Teresa of Avila, had for St. Joseph, St. John of the Cross made a firm resolution to get to know and love St. Joseph better.
What about you? Do you know St. Joseph? Do you feel you understand his greatness and love for you?
Saint José Manyanet, a priest in 19th-century Spain, fervently promoted devotion to St. Joseph and the Holy Family. He prophesied that a “time of St. Joseph” would soon arrive in the life of the Church. He wrote:
I believe that the true time of Saint Joseph has not arrived yet: after two thousand years we started only now to glimpse something of the mystery in which he is immersed.
Well, my friends, I firmly believe that in our day the Lord wants to direct our hearts, families, parishes, dioceses, and Church to St. Joseph in a major way. In 1961, St. Pope John XXIII made a profound statement about St. Joseph. He wrote: