The Imitation of St. Joseph

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"The Imitation of St. Joseph is a wonderful personal encounter Fr. Kauth has with St. Joseph in order to bring out the realism of the spiritual life with some help from St. Thomas Aquinas. This book enables the reader to find in St. Joseph what is common to all of us, namely, how to deal with conflicts, hard decisions and live with mystery of the ordinary stuff from the daily grind of life."   - Fr. Basil, OP

The Church is a city set on a hill and on that hill there is a lighthouse. The Church directs her light this way and that as occasion warrants. That we might not make a shipwreck of our faith (see 1 Tm 1:19), she illuminates dangerous crags and reefs when all the world would tell us the water is clear.

Each age has its heresies, and ours is a hatred of origin, of fatherhood. As an anchor against the wave of patricide, a light in the darkness of our age, the Church has been fixing her light, ever increasingly, on Saint Joseph. It is him to whom we look. He is who we must imitate.

In this illuminating work, Fr. Matthew Kauth opens our eyes to what Joseph saw so that we might imitate what he imitated.

  • Part I examines the teachings of Aquinas to help us understand the depths of our human nature and why we come to love some things more than others, and what it means to imitate that which we love, for better or for worse
  • Part II looks back at Joseph's lineage, providing a sweeping tour of salvation history and the patriarchs of the Old Testament, showing how Joseph was their fulfillment
  • Part III brings us inside the life of the Holy Family, taking us along for their harrowing journeys to Bethlehem and Egypt, and their daily life in Nazareth, to show us how growing closer to Joseph and imitating him binds us to the hearts of Jesus and Mary
  • Part IV closes with a look at our lives today and the life of the Church, and the challenges we face to live a life of virtue in a fallen world, imploring us to turn to Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church
Fr. Matthew Kauth
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20 Reviews

  • 5
    New All-Time Favorite

    Posted by on Jul 8th 2023

    I intentionally read this book over the period of a few months, but each time I picked it up, it was hard to put down. Easy to read, but full of meditative topics and questions. A beautiful way to strengthen or develop a devotion to Saint Joseph. Hands down one of my all-time favorite spiritual books.

  • 5
    St Joseph

    Posted by BRIAN S. on Apr 3rd 2023

    I recently purchased Consecration to St Joseph and I carry the book with me to work everyday. I haven't had the chance yet to read all of it yet, but Im getting through some parts and I must say I really enjoy having this book. This was a very excellent purchase.

  • 5
    The Imitation of St Joseph

    Posted by CHERYL J. on Mar 31st 2023

    Do you have a Spanish version

  • 5
    NICE !!!:blush:

    Posted by GERTRUDE K. on Mar 31st 2023

    It is a great inspiration for my husband. Ty so very much!

  • 5
    imitation of st joseph

    Posted by MARGARET U. on Mar 31st 2023

    wonderful read

  • 5
    A beautiful meditation on St Joseph

    Posted by JOSHUA C. on Mar 31st 2023

    This was an amazingly inspiring book to read. It will leave you pondering the Universal Patron of our Church. The style it was written in is so reminiscent of the great classics. So many great questions that will lead you to a much deeper respect for St. Joseph and his character.

  • 5

    Posted by DONALD K. on Mar 31st 2023

    Thank you

  • 5
    St. Joseph! Imitate him.

    Posted by VIRGINIA D. on Mar 31st 2023

    Wonderful book! Thought provoking and inspiring. Good aid for prayer.

  • 4
    Lovely read!

    Posted by ERIC J. on Mar 31st 2023

    Its an inspiring book through the eyes of Joseph. Highly recommended! Thank you.

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