Life of St. Joseph
A Short Biography of St. Joseph : The School is named after St. Joseph, the foster father of Lord Jesus, as our heavenly Patron.
Who is Saint Joseph?
The Holy family is made up of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Second only to Mary, Saint Joseph is the person that spent the most earthly hours and days with Jesus. Whatever we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from the Scriptures which are of too little for those who made up legends about him. Genealogy research shows he was of the house of David, with lineage through Solomon. Also lost to history are the date and place of St. Joseph’s birth and the date of his death, so his chronological age is always based upon guesswork. The Christmas story tells us he and Mary had to return to Bethlehem for the census, so we know there is some sort of direct connection to that community, whether at birth or later years. The last time we encounter Saint Joseph is in the description of Jesus in the temple in Jerusalem at the age of twelve when the sceptical Nazarenes queried of Jesus, “Is this not the carpenter's son?” (Matthew 13:55).
St. Joseph’s Virtues (Words of Our Lady to St. Bridget of Sweden) ”St. Joseph was so reserved and careful in his speech that not one word ever issued from his mouth that was not good and holy, nor did he ever indulge in unnecessary or less than charitable conversation. He was most patient and diligent in bearing fatigue; he practiced extreme poverty; he was most meek in bearing injuries; he was strong and constant against my enemies; he was the faithful witness of the wonders of Heaven, being dead to the flesh and the world, living only for God and for Heavenly goods, which were the only things he desired. He was perfectly conformed to the Divine Will and so resigned to the dispositions of Heaven that he ever repeated: ” May the Will of God ever be done in me!” He rarely spoke with men, but continually with God, whose Will he desired to perform. Wherefore, he now enjoys great glory in Heaven.”
The School endeavours to transfer these virtues from our heavenly patron and strive to inculcate the same in the thought process and attitude of the children who are entrusted to our care year after year.
The school is considered as a powerful agent in formulating and igniting fully alive and conscious human beings to ensure a just and humanitarian society. It aspires towards a social set up free from prejudice, superstitions and discrimination devoid of sex, religion, caste or economic differences and respect for dignity of human values.
The school imparts education to the pupils ensuring their wholesome development through spiritual, moral, physical, intellectual and emotional adaptation.