St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, and the ideal saint to feature for Father’s Day. It was an indescribable honor for him to stand in for God the Father to bring up the Son of God. In order to respond to such a high calling, Joseph lived an exemplary life, and set the standard for every father who came after him. Fathers who want to live their vocation well should take their cues from Joseph.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
‘Lily of the Mohawks’--In the 17th century, Kateri Tekakwitha was known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” a Catholic convert scarred by smallpox and ostracized by her tribe but unshaken in her faith. She is now known as St. Catherine Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
St: Bernard of Clairvaux: "Love is sufficient of itself; it gives pleasure by itself and because of itself. It is its own merit, its own reward. Love looks for no cause outside itself, no effect beyond itself. Its profit lies in the practice. Of all the movements, sensations and feelings of the soul, love is the only one in which the creature can respond to the Creator and make some sort of similar return however unequal though it be..." click to read the rest of this wonderful quote.
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Saint Patrick, The Shamrock, and The Trinity
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St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr