NTS: Collect for the Solemnity of St. Joseph

New Translations Spotlight is a quick look at some of the particularly beautiful prayers of the Roman Missal, Third Edition. As we come across them throughout the year, we'll post them. 




From the Collect for the Solemnity of St. Joseph:
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph's intercession your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation, whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Reflection:
Today, as we reflect on the noble patronage of St. Joseph, this prayer calls us, the Church, to "constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation." Just as St. Joseph was entrusted to care for Christ as he developed, we are reminded that St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, also cares for the developing Body of Christ, the Church. How comforting to know that Joseph holds the Body of Christ in his loving and strong arms. Ite Ad Ioseph, y'all.