Prayer of the Day

Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph

December 27th, 2015

As Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux to-day is a very special feast for us.  St. Luke gives a vivid account of the child Jesus being lost and found in Jerusalem.  When Mary and Joseph found him,  Mary said to Jesus, ‘Your Father and I have sought you sorrowing.”  Jesus replied; “Did you not know that I must be busy with my Father’s affairs?”  He is reminding them that his real Father is in Heaven and that he himself has an earthly mission to fulfill.  He came to do his Father’s will,  to make his Father known and loved on earth and to accept his death on a cross for our salvation. However,  he immediately went down with Mary and Joseph to Nazareth submitting to their parental control and growing up in the normal way.  There he remained until the time came for him to begin his Divine Mission.

The home at Nazareth is a model for all families.  Their faith supported them in their difficulties.  They trusted in Divine Providence even when Mary and Joseph didn’t understand God’s plan for Jesus.