St. Joseph: Our Protector
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After the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph is the greatest and most important saint of the Universal Church, protector of Jesus and Mary…and us.
We often forget about St. Joseph. As a member of the Holy Family, he’s the one who isn’t God and isn’t “Full of Grace.” But he was vitally important in the life of Christ—which means he’s important in our lives, too.
St. Joseph was the closest person to Jesus Christ and to Our Lady. He is even closer to them now, interceding on our behalf. He will protect us just as he protected the Holy Family.
That’s why—rather than treating him as a passive background character—we ought to have a fierce devotion to St. Joseph.
Join us for this 5-part series, presented by Fr. Matthew Kauth of St. Joseph College Seminary in the Diocese of Charlotte.
You will learn:
- Why St. Joseph is the perfect example for approaching Jesus and growing closer to Him
- What it means that God chose this particular man to be the Protector of Jesus on earth…and how it affects us
- That St. Joseph was not a frail old man as we often see depicted, but a strong, vibrant, younger man, rightly called the Terror of Demons
- Practical ways to cultivate a relationship with St. Joseph in order to lead a good life and experience a happy death
You will have access to the entire 5-part series right away, but we’ll send you daily reminders in case you’d like to take it one day at a time.
Father Matthew Kauth
Fr. Matthew Kauth is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte, NC. After completing a Bachelor of Sacred Theology at The Catholic University of America, Fr. Kauth was ordained to the priesthood in 2000. He then served as a parochial vicar, administrator, and pastor for six years. During this time he gained popularity through his lectures with the Catholic Scripture Study International program. He was later sent to Rome to complete a license and doctorate in Moral Theology. After obtaining his doctorate in 2012, he was appointed chaplain of a diocesan high school while also teaching theology at Belmont Abbey College. In 2014 he spearheaded a commission to determine the feasibility of establishing a college seminary in the Charlotte Diocese in cooperation with Belmont Abbey. As a result, St. Joseph College Seminary was founded in 2016. Fr. Kauth became its first Rector, where he continues to serve today.
Peter Gohn, a proud Irish Catholic and Massachusetts native, studied History and Theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He then spent several years teaching at Christ the King Catholic High School near Charlotte, North Carolina, while also working as a freelance editor. He joined The Catholic Company in 2017 and became a key member of the Good Catholic project soon after it was launched. When not writing, Peter is likely to be found re-reading his many books, playing his piano, or watching Boston sports. His deep love of ancient and medieval history lends itself to unpacking the many rich traditions of our Catholic faith. He and his wife currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Mrs Marita Flanagan
I cannot ask everyone enough to keep St Joseph close to your hearts
He was given the title “Foster Father” of The Son If God
I am a fan of Father Kauth! I have participated in a few of the series he has hosted and found them to be inspirational
Thank you for your efforts to educate and enlighten all of us. I am looking to learn more about devotion to St. Joseph – so this fits my needs perfectly.