33 Days . . . with Saint Joseph

by Fr. Nicholas Cachia

This book is a resource for meditative prayer based on excerpts taken from the Apostolic Letter Patris Corde of Pope Francis (December 8, 2020). It is a prayerful journey into the attitudes and sentiments of St. Joseph as he surrenders himself to the will of God, who entrusted him with the precious gift of the Blessed Mother and the Incarnate Son.

Paperback: $12.95 | Kindle: $9.99

 

TESTIMONIALS

“From one father’s heart to another. Fr. Nicholas Cachia beautifully reflects on the heart of the foster father of Jesus, who is reflecting the Father’s love. Building on Pope Francis’ recent reflection, Fr. Cachia provides a wonderful journey for anyone desiring to grow in relationship with St. Joseph during his special year.” – Bishop David L. Toups, Diocese of Beaumont

“All can find great inspiration in Fr. Cachia’s simple guide to a consecration to St. Joseph. He draws from the Popes of the last six decades to help us unite ourselves more closely to the Husband of Mary and Foster Father of Jesus, as Scripture and Tradition present him to us.” – Fr. Alfredo Hernandez, Rector/President of St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, and author of Formation Activities and Catholic Seminarians: A Practical Theological Study of their Impact on Subsequent Perseverance in Ministry
“Father Cachia’s helpful resource provides a way to appreciate and pray with Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Patris Corde.  Father Cachia has authored these meditations as one who himself lives in the heart of St. Joseph and invites others to do the same.” – Fr. Richard Gabuzda, Moderator of the IPF Priests of St. Joseph and Director of Programming and Mission of IPF

“The tenderness of the Father will be tasted and seen as this Consecration to St. Joseph is prayed. The simplicity of Fr. Cachia’s approach serves to magnify the beauty of St. Joseph’s presence alive among us calling us to be imbued with and possessed by the Holy Spirit.” – Fr. John Horn, SJ, general editor of Eyewitnesses: Biblical Foundations in Christian Spirituality and managing co-editor of Spiritual Husbands-Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century

“Two qualities make 33 Days … with St. Joseph unique: the exploration of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Letter on St. Joseph and the simplicity of the approach. The first offers a fresh and warm perspective on St. Joseph, and the second renders the book accessible to prayer from the heart. Read and pray with this book: you will not be disappointed.” – Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, author of The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living and St. Ignatius Chair for Spiritual Formation, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver

“What a brief, yet comprehensive, simple, yet beautiful resource to grow in one’s knowledge and love of St. Joseph, ‘the silent but most eloquent saint.’ With a ‘grace for the day,’ an excerpt from Pope Francis’s Patris Corde, suggested Scriptural reading, and insights from a variety of saints for each day, Father Cachia takes us on a captivating 33-day journey toward the true heart of a father, as evidenced not by the words, but by the actions of the saint who loved and protected the Blessed Mother, who loved and taught Jesus Christ, a man of  ‘total and serene surrender to the will of God in his life.'” Kevin Vost, Psy.D., author of Catholic books including Memorize the Mass!

“Fr. Nicholas Cachia leads us on a 33-day pilgrimage to, and through, the Heart of St. Joseph – virginal spouse of the Immaculate Mediatrix of all Grace, and Paternal Custodian of Christ, our Lord. Inspired by (1) the great St. Louis Marie De Montfort’s unparalleled Treatise on True Devotion to Mary; (2) Fr. Donald Calloway’s runaway, bestselling Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father; and, above all, (3) Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde (wherein the Holy Father solemnly declares this year of our Lord, 2021, a year to especially honor and pay tribute to St. Joseph), Fr. Cachia has afforded the Church a marvelous service, in writing, assembling this collection of meditations on the Universal Patron. As we move through these inspired reflections, the manifold images of Joseph’s humility, obedience, and complete detachment from all things earthly, coupled with his prompt and eager willingness to serve his most Holy Spouse and her Divine Child, is, indeed, superlative. It is precisely Joseph’s willingness and ability to respond to whatever is asked of him, at any given moment, any given ‘eternal now,’ with his unconditional “Fiat,” his absolute, unflinching, “Yes,” to the Divine Will, regardless of how contrary to his fallen human nature, regardless of his own plans, his own passions – as a true man, his own desires, regardless of genuine injustice, even when Joseph might have a legitimate grievance, he accepts it all because God has allowed it, and the only response of the truly Just man is, Fiat, Yes, So Be it, Thy Will be done, not my will.  This is exactly what St. Paul refers to in dying to the old man of sin, when plunging a convert into the waters of one’s Baptism, and rising to new life in the resurrected Christ, the New Adam.” – Jayson Brunelle, author of Consecration to Jesus Christ, through Mary and Joseph

“How necessary it is (in these times perhaps more than ever) to be consecrated to St. Joseph, who is at once both the Terror of Demons and the Pillar of Families. Fr. Nicholas Cachia, an external member of the IPF Priests of St. Joseph, has given the world a succinct way, in the hopes of leading more souls to consecration in 2021, the Year of St. Joseph. Overwhelmed? Busy? No more than a few minutes a day are needed for this consecration, so Fr. Cachia has removed the possibility of ‘not enough time’ as an excuse. No more excuses: we need St. Joseph.” – Annabelle Moseley, author of the books Sacred Braille and Our House of the Sacred Heart: A Litany of Stories with Art, Prayers, Poetry and Reflections toward Consecration to the Sacred Heart

“Father Cachia opens the heart of Joseph to his readers – the humble man who through his marriage, fatherhood, and work plays his part in bringing God’s salvation to the entire world. This book provides beautiful, straightforward plan for holiness.” – Shane Kapler, author of Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet

“Fr. Nicholas Cachia has written a beautiful and profound little book of preparation to consecrating oneself to St. Joseph. By tying the rich, daily reflections with quotes from Pope Francis’ Apostolic  Letter on St. Joseph, Fr. Cachia deeply draws the reader into the heart of the Church. This book provides an easy path to a deeper relationship with our spiritual father.” – Mary Kloska, author of The Holiness of Womanhood and Out of the Darkness

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fr. Nicholas Cachia is a priest of the Archdiocese of Malta, now serving at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Florida. Fr. Cachia has long been associated with the Institute for Priestly Formation and since 2018 has been an external member of the IPF Priests of St. Joseph.

OTHER CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY BOOKS

A Philosopher Reflects on the Rosary by Raymond Dennehy

A Philosopher Reflects on the Rosary by Raymond Dennehy

A Philosopher Reflects on the Rosary by Raymond Dennehy In this book, Catholic philosopher Raymond Dennehy demonstrates to the reader that besides being a powerful source of God's grace and, as Father Garrigou-Lagrange observed, "a school of contemplation," the Rosary...

read more
In Our Lady’s Shadow, authored by Mary Kloska

In Our Lady’s Shadow, authored by Mary Kloska

In Our Lady's Shadow: The Spirituality of Praying for Priests by Mary Kloska In Our Lady’s Shadow–the Spirituality of Praying for Priests is a guide for women, taking them deep into a meditation upon the relationship between Our Lady and Jesus, the Eternal High...

read more
Table for Three by Larry Hopperton

Table for Three by Larry Hopperton

Table for Three: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2021 by Lawrence Hopperton These poems, written over forty years, illustrate a spiritual landscape evolved from both secular and profane perspectives, from church windows to a handful of dirt, love and grief to redemption...

read more
Out of the Darkness by Mary Kloska

Out of the Darkness by Mary Kloska

Out of the Darkness by Mary Kloska This work is a collection of treasures Jesus has shared with Mary Kloska's heart. In offering this to the reader, Mary hopes to witness to the great power Jesus’ Cross contains in itself.  Her heart cringes at the thought of her...

read more
Our House of the Sacred Heart

Our House of the Sacred Heart

Our House of the Sacred Heart: A Litany of Stories with Art, Prayers, and Reflections by Annabelle Moseley Our House of the Sacred Heart is a groundbreaking collection of 33 true stories of five generations of a family formed in the Sacred Heart of Jesus through their...

read more
La Santidad de la Mujer by Mary Kloska

La Santidad de la Mujer by Mary Kloska

La Santidad de la Mujer por Mary Kloska, traducido por Alicia Izaguirre La Santidad de la Mujer es un libro de retiro para mujeres. Hay un gran misterio rodeando el don de la femineidad que Dios quiere que la gente atesore y proteja.  Este libro describe los varios...

read more
ŚWIĘTOŚĆ KOBIECOŚCI by Mary Kloska

ŚWIĘTOŚĆ KOBIECOŚCI by Mary Kloska

Poniżej znajduje się konferencja, którą Mary wygłosiła w ośrodku rekolekcyjnym w Bąblińcu (w Polsce) do grupy młodych Polaków, poruszając temat Miłości Boga do nich. Konferencja miała miejsce 3 września 2005 r. i była tłumaczona przez Hanię Przybyło. Możecie jej...

read more
The Crisis in the Church

The Crisis in the Church

The Crisis in the Church: A Semi-Fictional Dialogue Between a Post-Vatican II-Evolving Catholic James Marley and an Eternal-Doctrine Catholic Ronda Chervin Because of the crisis in the Church, quite a number of books have been written by Catholic thinkers with the...

read more
A Love Letter to Mary – Keith Berube

A Love Letter to Mary – Keith Berube

A Love Letter to Mary By Keith Berubé The Holy Trinity is absolutely enamoured of Mary. The Saints and so many good Catholics not canonized are totally in love with Mary. Both God and man have expressed their hearts for Mary in poetry.   When these expressions of love...

read more
Always a New Beginning!

Always a New Beginning!

Always a New Beginning! A Conversation between Broken Catholic Spiritual Warriors By Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., and David E. Dowd RONDA: Life is a broken field of dreams for some of us. Loved ones, experience, accidents, illness, old age... each inflicting pain and...

read more
Returning Home: A Spirituality of the Christian Journey

Returning Home: A Spirituality of the Christian Journey

Returning Home: A Spirituality of the Christian Journey The spiritual life has often been presented in terms of a journey because it is all about finding our way to God. For Christians, the spiritual journey has to do with following Christ into the mystery of the...

read more
The Holiness of Womanhood by Mary Kloska

The Holiness of Womanhood by Mary Kloska

Below is a spiritual talk that Mary gave to a group of Polish youth at a retreat center in Babliniec, Poland about the Love that God has for them. It was on September 3, 2005 and is translated by Hania Przybylo. You can listen to this both in my English and Hania's...

read more
Help Dante Help Italy

Help Dante Help Italy

Help Dante Help Italy A new translation by Daniel Fitzpatrick accompanied by the new sculptures of Timothy Schmalz Donate today!The Inferno is now available in Paperback and Kindle! Click a link below to order your copy today! And, as you're ordering, listen to the...

read more
New Paths to God and the Soul by Roger Skrenes

New Paths to God and the Soul by Roger Skrenes

New Paths to God and the Soul by Roger Skrenes Much of what we receive through media of social communications does not concern itself with either God or the soul. So it is up to each of us to make ourselves aware of the pathways to God and the evidence for...

read more
Light for the Journey: Reflections from Carmel

Light for the Journey: Reflections from Carmel

Light for the Journey: Reflections from Carmel by the Association of St. Teresa EVERY FAMILY ENJOYS celebrating the anniversaries of its members. Our Carmelite Mothers and Fathers, Brothers and Sisters have recently observed two significant events in the history of...

read more
Ave Maria, authored by Richard Ruesch

Ave Maria, authored by Richard Ruesch

Ave Maria by Richard Ruesch The life of our Lord, Jesus Christ, is brought to mind through the contemplation of the mysteries of the Rosary and the recitation of its prayers. The mysteries of the Rosary are those that are Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious, and...

read more
Simple Holiness, authored by Al Hughes and Ronda Chervin

Simple Holiness, authored by Al Hughes and Ronda Chervin

Simple Holiness by Albert E. Hughes and Ronda Chervin We all are called to holiness, but we may not know what holiness means or how to approach it. Do you really desire to climb the ladder of holiness? Do you seek a life of spiritual joy in union with God,...

read more
Today I Made My First Reconciliation

Today I Made My First Reconciliation

Today I Made My First Reconciliationby Dianne AhernWonderfully instructional book!Best friends Maria and Riley accidentally break a window then lie to their parents. Their growing discomfort coincides with encounters with their parish priests and teachers and lessons...

read more
Today I Made My First Communion

Today I Made My First Communion

Today I Made My First Communionby Dianne AhernA favorite gift for First Communion!Join Maria and Riley and their classmates as they offer to help Father Hugo solve the Mystery of the Eucharist. Learn about the Church, the Mass, music and prayer. “Look in the Back of...

read more
Today I Was Baptized

Today I Was Baptized

Today I Was Baptized by Dianne Ahern All time best seller! Begins with a children’s story about a baby’s baptism day-told from the baby’s perspective! Includes short essays that explain the sacrament of Baptism. The book becomes a keepsake for this very special day...

read more
Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging

Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging

Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging by Dr. Ronda Chervin Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging is a refreshing and inspiring look at a period of your life ‘en route to eternity’ where Jesus awaits you in a new way. A perfect gift also for...

read more
Healing Meditations from the Gospel of St. John

Healing Meditations from the Gospel of St. John

Healing Meditations from the Gospel of St. John Healing Meditations from the Gospel of St. John is about recovering who we are . . . our true selves. Simply put, the true self is the self that God wants us to be, what Kierkegaard called God’s prophesy for...

read more
Holding Hands with God

Holding Hands with God

Holding Hands with God Edited by Dr. Ronda Chervin Miscarriage, depression, breast cancer, abuse, divorce, addiction, and other specific personal, chronic problems touch the lives of many Catholic women. While expert advice is plentiful, what so many women...

read more
Quotable Saints

Quotable Saints

Quotable Saints Ed. Dr. Ronda Chervin These memorable quotes of the saints and hundreds more are uniquely organized by theme in this uplifting treasury. In each chapter, you follow a particular theme and journey with the saints as they provide just the right word of...

read more
St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine by Shaun McAfee St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was a prolific author of the Counter Reformation and great defender of the Catholic Church. This book tells the story of the great saint who went from obscure title to become one of...

read more
Today Someone I Love Passed Away

Today Someone I Love Passed Away

Today Someone I Love Passed Away by Dianne Ahern Danny becomes enraged when he learns he has to give up his room so Grandpa Vernon can come live with his family. However, as time passes, Danny and his siblings develop a deep love for their grandfather who teaches them...

read more
Today We Became Engaged

Today We Became Engaged

Today We Became Engaged by Dianne Ahern A thoughtful, romantic, faith-centered, keepsake book for couples discerning marriage. Discusses the power of love, the importance of shared values and more. This is a marriage planner…not a wedding planner! Allows couples to...

read more
Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet by Shane Kapler Discover the rewards of uniting two of the Catholic Church’s most beloved devotions. In this new book, Shane Kapler provides 20 reflections - paired with 40 classic works of art - demonstrating the riches...

read more
Waiting with Purpose

Waiting with Purpose

Waiting with Purpose: Persevering When God Says 'Not Yet' by Jeannie Ewing All of life involves waiting. We wait at stoplights. We are caught in traffic jams. We agonize over medical test results. We hang on to a much-anticipated getaway. Sometimes, we wait to finish...

read more
Cry Oneness

Cry Oneness

Cry Oneness by Joe Avalos I was spiritually dead, despite all the things I was doing with my life. I don’t think there’s a worse death that can happen to any human being. Now I have a Life beyond my dreams. Full of Miracles, Poetry, and Locutions. This book...

read more
Escaping Anxiety: Along the Road to Spiritual Joy

Escaping Anxiety: Along the Road to Spiritual Joy

Escaping Anxiety: Along the Road to Spiritual Joy by Albert E. Hughes and Ronda Chervin Escaping Anxiety: Along the Road to Spiritual Joy is not a “simple” book of advice, which could turn out to be ineffective because too “pat.” Instead it evolved into something that...

read more
Weeping with Jesus: The Journey from Grief to Hope

Weeping with Jesus: The Journey from Grief to Hope

Weeping with Jesus: The Journey from Grief to Hope by Dr. Ronda Chervin In the past the word grief was used only to describe the sorrow of loss through death. Nowadays pain coming from other kinds of losses such as rejection and divorce are also seen to...

read more
In Praise of Life

In Praise of Life

In Praise of Life by Dr. Donald DeMarco This book illustrates how ten different factors can improve our appreciation of life: Evolution prepares it, Meaning justifies it, Love enhances it, Truth directs it, Freedom crowns it, Virtue strengthens it,...

read more
The Jesus Code: In the Beginning was the Word

The Jesus Code: In the Beginning was the Word

The Jesus Code: In the Beginning was the Word by Roger Skrenes Jesus is the only person in the history of the world whose biography was known before he was born! He wanted everyone on earth to know of this miraculous Old Testament portrait of himself (Luke...

read more