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Devotion to Our Lady, as Being the Best Way to Jesus, Can't be Separated from Devotion to St. Joseph

One of the best books on St. Joseph is titled "Joseph, Shadow of the Father" by Fr. Andrew Doze.

I think that the general thesis of Doze's book is correct:

Which is that devotion to Our Lady, as being the best way to Jesus, can't be separated from devotion to St. Joseph.

Fr. Doze who was a chaplain at Lourdes wrote it is through St. Joseph that we "experience" Jesus through Mary:

"St. John of the Cross [wrote]... 'God grants her [Mary] the favor of attaining to being deiform and united in the Most Holy Trinity, wherein she becomes God by participation, how is it a thing incredible that she should perform her work of understanding, knowledge and love in the Trinity, together with It, like the Trinity Itself, by a mode of participation, which God effects in the soul Itself?'"

"It pleased God that Joseph should be the first to have experienced these wonders in Mary. As for us, it is in Joseph and Mary that we are called to experience them."
(Saint Joseph: Shadow of the Father, Pages 83-84 and Footnote 9: The Complete Works of St. John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle, 38, vol. 2, p. 160)

What did a disciple of the Apostle St. John who Jesus made the son of His Mother Mary (and St. Joseph) on the cross say about the Joseph vs. Satan?

 The disciple of St. John named St. Ignatius (30-107) wrote:

"[U]nknown to thee [Satan]; the virginity of Mary; the wonderful birth; Who it was that became incarnate... the removal into Egypt and return from that country to the same region... the name [Joseph] of the father given to Him who did not beget."
(The Ante-Nicene Fathers, Epistle of Ignatius to the Philippians, Chap. VIII. - Continuation: Ignorance of Satan, American Reprint of Edinburgh Edition)

The Most Holy Trinity, Three Persons yet One God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, choose to defeat Satan during the Son of God's infancy and youth by the evil one being blinded in ignorance of Joseph's name as well as by the saint's protection of the Mary and Jesus.

St. Joseph, Terror of demons, pray for us.

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Mass and the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.




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