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.

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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.

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