PODCAST | St. Joseph: The Greatest Male Saint Who Ever Lived

On this Feast of St. Joseph the Worker (May 1st), Fr. Peter Armenio explores how we can live like St. Joseph, following Christ amid the most mundane and ordinary circumstances of life.

What you’ll hear:

    • How Joseph was central in the intellectual and social formation of Jesus
    • What Sacred Scripture and Tradition teaches about St. Joseph
    • How the lay vocation is perfectly illustrated by the life of Mary and Joseph

Quotes from the podcast by Fr. Peter Armenio:

“This greatest male Saint who ever lived was not a deacon, not a priest, not a bishop, not a pope, not a hermit, not a monk… he was a husband, father, and a worker.”

“When the Sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, ‘Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?’ And they took offense at him.” (Mark 6:2-3)

“The external trappings of St. Joseph are quite pedestrian, but interiorly he cannot be surpassed.”

“Even the silence in the Gospel is inspired by the Holy Spirit.”

“Mary and Joseph had a similar mission. They both brought Christ into the world.”

“Do not underestimate the value of following Christ amid the most ordinary and mundane circumstances.”

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Rev. Peter Armenio Rev. Peter Armenio

Rev. Peter V. Armenio was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1980. He is the author of several books published by Midwest Theological Forum, including Highlights of the Catholic Faith. He also served as President of the St. Josemaria Institute from 2006 to 2012. He has been working in campus ministry for the past 30 years and also preaches recollections and gives spiritual direction in Chicago.

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