The Go-To Saint For Mr. Right
The month of March is referred to as the month of St. Joseph (although St. Patrick’s Day is also being celebrated in March especially in the US and Ireland) because of his feast day which falls on the 19th.
As you may know, St. Joseph is the foster father of Jesus Christ and the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Because of his pure love, fidelity, fortitude, and obedience, St. Joseph has earned many wonderful titles. He is considered as the Patron of the Catholic Church, Families, Workers, Virgins, Exiles, and is likewise being invoked for a happy and holy death. But most importantly, St. Joseph is also the patron saint for those who are searching for “Mr. Right” (or “Ms. Right” for that matter)!
Every woman prefers, as much as possible, a partner in life with God-given qualities like that of St. Joseph: righteous, loving, caring, responsible, loyal, dependable, humble, a man of faith and great compassion for everyone, and so on and so forth. Who wouldn’t want to, right?
But St. Joseph is unique and extraordinary. He was chosen and destined to be the father of the Son of God here on earth. He was blessed to have this privilege among all men (in the whole wide world!). As such, the search for a St. Joseph type of man may not be easy breezy! Sure, there are still good real men, 1 out of 10 perhaps, but rare to find. You’re lucky if you find one these days! Some of the good men could be in a relationship and committed to someone else or are happily married already. But it’s still possible. One time a friend of mine told me she’s looking for a man who’ll stick with her through thick and thin, I advised her to try praying to St. Joseph to help her find a man of her dreams! With two failed relationships, she jokingly responded that good real men nowadays are becoming extinct! Well, I couldn’t absolutely argue and blame her for that, after what she’d gone through. Much as we would like to have perfect partners in life (hey perfection is possible), the reality is that it would be too fairy tale- like. As my friend stated, there’s no such thing as perfect partners or even perfect marriages. Perhaps, the quest may be too ambitious, I told her however that there’s a possibility to encounter a good match for her marriage life. And the prayer to St. Joseph would help her to make it happen.
St. Teresa of Avila is a devotee to St. Joseph. According to her: “I do not remember that I have ever asked anything of him which he has failed to grant”. Similarly, Pope Francis also prays to the sleeping St. Joseph (I have my sleeping St. Joseph too, have you seen it, he’s featured in this blog!), The Holy Father likes St. Joseph very much and described him as a strong man of silence. He believes that St. Joseph is looking after the Church even if he’s sleeping!
There are so many testimonies about answered prayers from St. Joseph. In my case, I always say a short prayer to him. As a matter of fact, I have prayed for a “Mr. Right” and I’m so grateful he helped me find one, may not be perfect, but a good decent man with the qualities I was waiting for. I consider it as one of God’s wondrous blessings. He gifted me someone who is willing and capable to strive to be efficient and instill excellence in everything he does, and most of all willing (hesitant at first) to deepen his faith in God (as he’s not a religious type of person, he was not used to this kind of faith/Church-based related practices, and taking the spiritual lead in the family). Most men I suppose are like that, but there are men who are amenable to this. Just like other couples, we have encountered challenges in our marriage life, we may have not been successful in some of our main goals in life, but at the end of the day, with God’s grace, everything turned out all right, and we are still happy and grateful.
You see, there is value and importance in waiting, praying and hoping that a good man will come into our lives. It has been proven that St. Joseph indeed helps those who seek his intercession. So, go to St. Joseph and he’ll surely help you find “Mr. Right” or the “Ms. Right” of your life!
p.s. above-featured photo is my sleeping St. Joseph, a gift from one of my sibs!