The Importance of a Father

St. Joseph was strong in the face of adversity and poverty of his time. He is a model of the virtues of prudence, humility, strength and
fortitude. Even though Joseph is “silent” in Scripture, his actions
speak to us more clearly than recorded words.

Just as Joseph resigned his own will to the will of God, so a good father walks the path as God sets it out for him.

The greatest gift any father can give to his children is lifelong fidelity to his Marriage Covenant. Children learn about love through a father’s. affection, prayers, honor, self-control, forgiveness and integrity.

St. Joseph showed Jesus all the natural love, all the affectionate solicitude that a father’s heart can know.

-Pope John Paul II