The Feast of the Holy Spouses, honors the union of Saint Joseph and Mary, who were chosen by God to be the earthly parents of Jesus, and serves as a reminder of the importance of love, faith, and obedience in our own lives.
For single men and women, the Feast of the Holy Spouses serves as a reminder that our ultimate goal in life is not to seek our own happiness, but to do the will of God. Saint Joseph and Mary were both single when they were called by God for a special mission, and they responded with love and obedience. As we look to their example, we can be reminded that whether we are single or married, our ultimate goal is to love and serve God.
For married couples, the Feast of the Holy Spouses serves as a reminder of the sacredness and beauty of marriage. Saint Joseph and Mary were a model of what it means to love, respect, and support one another in a marriage. They were a team, working together to raise Jesus and fulfill God’s plan for their lives. As we look to their example, we can be reminded to strive for a more loving and more faithful union with our own spouses, putting the needs of our partner and children above our own.
As we reflect on the union of Saint Joseph and Mary, let us ask for their intercession and for their example to guide our own relationships, whether we are single or married.