Tuesday, 19 March 2013

For our men..


Happy Feast of St. Joseph! 





































Today we celebrate the feast day of St Joseph, a day of solemnity in the Catholic Church. It is also the inauguration of our new Holy Father:  Pope Francis. Two very special men celebrated on a very holy day. 



St. Joseph is the patron Saint of Canada, and the largest church dedicated to him in the world is: St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. St. Joseph is the beloved earthly father of Jesus, and the devoted spouse to Our Lady. He is also the patron saint of labourers as he was a carpenter. 
In honour of him, this post is dedicated to the special men in our lives. We love when our guys look sharp and put together. We also love shopping for them, and get a big thrill of buying the right shirt that just looks oh so good.

Where do we go?

Guys: Some of the best shirts can be found at Costco! I have found a few great Calvin Klein ones, and Tommy Hilfger numbers for under $25.00. Don't be afraid to wear pattern on pattern- like Shaun has on with the checker shirt, and anchor print tie. It is different, creative and looks like he stepped out of J.Crew. The secret is to keep it in the same tones, and to match a smaller print (like the tie) with a larger one (like the shirt).  


































The vest Shaun is sporting is from Goodwill : ) 

The ties are from Mex and were a seasonal sale. 



Where do the guys go to keep up that great shape? 

Lately our dad, Shaun and John love to go indoor rock climbing. John took lessons and is now a certified belayer. They find it a great work out for the whole body. We girls haven’t had the courage to try it yet, but you never know. : )


Here is a prayer we love and have by our desks. 

Daily Blessing of a Work Place

Lord God Almighty, Bless this place of work, that it may be a place of health, purity, and self control. May there prevail here a spirit of humility, goodness, gentleness with one another, obedience to your commandments and great thanksgiving to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

God our Father, pour out your blessings on us. Be pleased to bless this place as you once blessed the homes of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob with your visitation. Within these walls let your powerful angels of light preside and stand watch. 

Lord Jesus Christ, guard us from every evil influence. Send your holy angels to protect us. Be with us. Give us comfort, encouragement and peace. 

Amen. ~From Madonna House Apostolate 

St Joseph pray for us!

16 comments:

  1. Love this! So wonderful, and I love the vest and cap! :)

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    1. Thanks! They do look pretty cute : )

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  2. What handsome men!!! Love the first picture =) So adorable!! Great post sisters

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    1. : ) I love the pics too. Handsome fellows

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    2. My man and little bro are quite dashing!! J.Crew models perhaps? =)

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  3. I agree Elese! Very handsome fellows! Sartorial splendour :) .

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  4. St Joseph, Patron of Canada, and of the Universal Church, PRAY FOR US! And especially for all who have you as their namesake <3

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    1. : ) Yes please pray for us. So great to have you back commenting. : ) xoxo

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  5. Great post as always, ladies. The fellas look great! When I was reading the prayer, I was thinking, "Hmm...that has MH written all over it." :)

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    1. Hi Sue! Thanks so much! Yes that prayer is from MH : ) It is one of my faves to pray before the chaos of work starts. Happy Feast Day! xo

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  6. Excellent post ladies. Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph.

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  7. Thanks for the Men's post! St. Joseph is our man we try to emulate. He was chosen by God to protect our Lord and our Lady! St. Joseph the protector, Pray for us!

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