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Men of Saint Joseph

The MEN OF ST JOSEPH INTERNATIONAL is an official Catholic lay association of men committed to Jesus Christ

Men of St. Joseph International (MOSJI) is dedicated to St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and model for all Christians, especially men. M.O.S.J.I. ministry emanates from a desire to share with Catholic men the fruit experienced through the Roman Catholic Church and charismatic renewal. It is a response to what Jesus says in Matthew 10:8. “The gift you have received, give as a gift.” Though born of and nurtured by Catholic charismatic renewal, M.O.S.J.I. invites all Catholic men to become members. Openness to the expression of all charismatic gifts includes respect for the varied backgrounds of all those attending M.O.S.J.I. functions. We desire that all men enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and live a life filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. We desire that all men have the oneness with God without insisting that all become the same. “There are indeed many different members, but one body.” (I Cor.12:20) M.O.S.J.I. is a Catholic Association dedicated to uniting men through vital relationships, encouraging their transformations as individuals, brothers, fathers, and parishioners by living according to God’s Word.

What is a Man of St. Joseph?

In our times there are many obstacles to faith, but a man of St. Joseph is a man who is seeking the Lord in his life: "You will seek me and you will find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13) Our Lord Jesus came to show us God's love and so we discover our role as a man who serves the needs of other rather than seeking power and privilege (Lk. 22:25ff). However, this call is not a burden carried by the self-reliant, rather, it is a man who receives the support of companions who "encourage one another and build each other up" (1Thes. 5:11) and abide in God's strength (John 15). As a result, a man of St. Joseph is fulfilled by discovering and joyfully living out God's purposes for his life (Col. 1:9 - 12). In short, St. Joseph was the closest man to Jesus, and so like St. Joseph we are seeking to become men who are committed to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

A Man of St. Joseph holds up Christian ideals, attributes, and he promises to be faithful in his baptismal call.