But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
The month of March is devoted to Saint Joseph. Depending on the year, the entire month of March falls in the Liturgical Season of Lent. This period is represented by the liturgical color purple, which is symbolic of penance, mortification, and the sorrow of a contrite heart.
From the little we know of Saint Joseph, he was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Most of what we can learn of Saint Joseph is told to us through the Gospels, though we know the church regards Joseph for his patronage and protection. The Solemnity of Saint Joseph is celebrated on March 19th. In prayer, we give celebration for the honor bestowed upon Saint Joseph, and appreciate its greatness throughout the month.
Everybody may offer additional prayers throughout March for personal devotion and to help strengthen the relationship with God. These prayers are helpful to connect with the time of year; anyone can pray at any time throughout the month. The Liturgical Calendar guides us in prayer for the Saints and obligation days within each liturgical season. These prayers are the categories and Liturgical Months and Prayers and Devotions.