So why do we call this website “St. Joe’s Workshop”? What are we doing here on the web? Check it out.
THE WORKSHOP …
We know that St. Joseph was a carpenter. It’s inconceivable that he could have been a carpenter without a workshop, and he surely must’ve spent a lot of time in that workshop. Nobody knows how many hours young Jesus spent at St. Joseph’s feet or at his side in that workshop, but He was a good son. It must’ve been many.
In that workshop, Jesus learned a lot about work from St. Joseph. What he learned had an important influence on Him as a man. When He started His ministry, He didn’t seek the Pharisees or Sadducees for help. He found men who worked.
We call this website “St. Joe’s Workshop” as a tribute to the time that our Lord spent learning about work from St. Joseph in that workshop. They were important life lessons. Many of those lessons are still with us today.
OUR PURPOSE …
God is calling you (and us too). You have a vocation. And because God calls, our life’s work has a unique spirituality. We’ll explore the spirituality of work here online.
We don’t plan to get academic. We’ll keep things simple and fun and to the point. The tips you find are not unlike what St. Joseph might have taught Jesus if they ever talked about things like careers, work-life balance, time management, teamwork, mission, purpose, or a host of other everyday challenges.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT …
Your work is important because it matters to God. So let’s get to know each other. Let’s pray and talk together as we explore the spirituality of work.