Joseph is a devotion that has always been part of the Josephite way of life.
Our congregation takes its name and ethos from Joseph, the husband of Mary, foster-father of Jesus, carpenter, patron of families and workers. Joseph, humble and just, took Mary as his wife when he could not have possibly understood her pregnancy. Joseph saved Mary from the harsh judgement and penalty of those times. His faith was real and practical.
Phrases from Mary MacKillop’s letter of 1893 speak about St Joseph:
The feast of St Joseph on 19 March marks an annual day of celebration for Josephites.