In Paris on January 6, during the conference he gave for Courrier de Rome’s 11th congress, Bishop Bernard Fellay officially announced that he would consecrate the Society of St. Pius X to St. Joseph, protector of the Church, on March 19, 2013, in Econe. In the Pentecost Pilgrimage’s preparatory Doctrinal and Spiritual Booklet, this quote taken from the Mystery of St. Joseph’s Paternity by Fr. Daniel-Joseph Lallement shows how appropriate this consecration is:
We are living in a time when man wishes to seek satisfaction by feverishly filling himself with earthly things. St. Joseph, a man of God, the man of the Virgin Mary, is the antithesis of materialism. He will be given as a sure remedy for humanism and materialism. But let us understand things from yet another point of view: in the secret designs of Providence, humanism and materialism will be an opportunity to manifest the glory of St. Joseph. (…)
Dare I add that among the forgotten goods that God prepares beyond the disasters of humanism and materialism, is the glorification of St. Joseph: disgusted with themselves and tired of earthly food, men will turn to the poor man of God.
As the prayer of the Litany of St. Joseph says: May we deserve to have as our intercessor in heaven him whom we venerate as our protector on earth!