Nevertheless, there are some certain points of pious belief that will remain essentially undisputed, and for which cause it is expedient to have special devotion to this divinely elected foster father of the Lord of Heaven and Earth.
St. Joseph was a holy, just and diligent man, not only ready to fulfill the law in all things, but even to go above and beyond duty. In this he serves as a perfect model for husbands, workers, truly all men should be imitators of the hard working St. Joseph, who likely never uttered a complain in his life. Let us, therefore, invoke his intercession for the increasing of diligence and discipline in both our temporal and spiritual duties.
Possessed of the virtues of chastity and purity to the highest degree, he serves yet more as a role model for husbands, who ought to be chaste, pure and free from the yoke of lust and immoderation in their marital lives, as well as to all men so greatly afflicted by temptations of the flesh in this wicked world.
It should not cause any wonder if after this mortal life we should chance to learn that the intercession of St. Joseph has been the most powerful of that of all the saints, save his chaste spouse, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, who we know is exalted above all creation.
Here is a prayer that is fitting for Catholics to say each morning along with their morning offering and other devotions.
PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH,
PATRON OF DEPARTING SOULS
What Must You Do To Get to Heaven?