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The just One





The humble and holy man St.Joseph   was a balanced person who fulfilled the expectations of God and as a person was the worthy companion of Mary and the safe –guard of Jesus and Mary. Like St.Joseph, the just one, the personages in the bible have played noble roles.

Let us pray that more and more men of our times become “just” in playing their roles at home, society and the church. It is not only the celebration on women’s’ day that will alleviate women  from their present plight but having healthy, normal and human brotherly companions that will help women blossom with grace and beauty, live in partnership  as equals, responsible, honouring and affirming each other thus creating happy families .

St. Joseph, head of the family, patron of workers and guardian of Jesus and Mary, pray for us.

May all who bear the name of the ‘just one’ be blessed with abundant peace and joy in their lives and in their families.

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