St. Joseph and Intimacy with the Holy Spirit
To God be the glory.
A very happy and blessed feast of St. Joseph to all! May the Lord grant your hearts' desires and fill your lives with signs and wonders!
We believe St. Joseph had a deep relationship with God, and intimacy with the Holy Spirit. Surely, he depended upon the Holy Spirit, Who spoke to him and guided him in dreams at very important junctures in his life, and the life of his family, the Holy Family. May the Holy Spirit always guide us.
Please enjoy a new audio worship experience entitled, "Intimacy with the Holy Spirit," we are releasing today in honour of St. Joseph's day. May St. Joseph intercede as each of us enter more deeply into the supernatural, heavenly glory of the Holy Spirit. Praise God.
New Song : "Intimacy with the Holy Spirit"
Let us exalt Jesus, as Mother Mary and St. Joseph did, and enter into the Glory of His Presence.
"Go ye into his gates with praise, into his courts with hymns: and give glory to him. Praise ye his name." (Psalm 100:4)
Enjoy the following excerpt from a sister that wrote from her private revelations about St. Joseph in the 1700s. Truly, St. Joseph enjoyed praise and worship. Mother Mary was quite a worshiper, she who sang praises in the Magnificat. (Luke 1:46-55)
"Maria Cecilia Baij was born in 1694 in Montefiascone, a hilltown about 60 miles north of Rome located on the shores of Lake Bolsena. At the age of 20, she took her religious vows with the Benedictine community of Montefiascone. She was named abbess in 1743 and remained in the post until her death at the age of 72.
In her prayers at the convent, Baij received both attacks from the devil and mystical revelations about the life of Christ, St. Joseph, the Holy Family, and St. John the Baptist, which she wrote down in lengthy manuscripts in obedience to her confessor...
Baij is believed to have completed her account of St. Joseph’s life in December 1736. Throughout the text, Joseph is often depicted in prayer, speaking praises to God on his own and together with the Virgin Mary and Jesus.
Baij wrote: “Sometimes, when Joseph worked very strenuously, he would approach his spouse and ask her to condescend to sing for him a hymn in praise of God, and thereby relieve his weariness. The holy virgin would readily comply with his requests. Her singing of the hymns of divine exaltation was so delightful that Joseph often was carried into ecstasy.”
“He once remarked to Mary: ‘My spouse, your singing alone is enough to bring comfort to every afflicted heart! What consolation you gave me through it! What relief for my weariness! What a great joy it is for me to hear you speak or sing! …’”
(from "How a Forgotten Nun’s Visions Shed ‘New Light’ on the Life of St. Joseph,"