How St Joseph Came to the Rescue
Kathleen Samuels, Cape Town – Your focus on St Joseph in the March issue reminded me of the power of a devotion to the spouse of Our Lady, one which I discovered thanks to an article in the Southern Cross edition from July 19, 2006, headlined “Why I dug up St Joseph”. The author of the article, Tanya Watterud, wrote about how praying a novena to St Joseph helped her family sell their house.
I cut the article out, laminated it, and still have it. Over the years, I have photocopied it for many people in their time of need, including housing problems, with the recommendation to turn to St Joseph. It has produced many fruits.
One case I believe was miraculous. A family I knew was becoming homeless as their house was going to be repossessed, after the father had been retrenched. I gave his wife the Southern Cross article on St Joseph and advised that the family pray to the saint.
The house was auctioned off nevertheless, and the day came when the family stood outside their old home in tears, the furniture in the front garden, with nowhere to go. Just then, the new owner, a Muslim man, arrived. He listened to the family’s story, and then told them: “Move your belongings back. I don’t need the house. You get back on your feet, and when you are able to, you repay me what I have paid for the property.”
It was truly a miracle worked through the intercession of St Joseph, and one going back to an article in The Southern Cross. Turn to St Joseph; he’ll never leave you alone.
This letter was published in the May 2021 issue of The Southern Cross magazine
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