In the United States, Father’s Day is celebrated on June 19th this year.
First and foremost, I dedicate this post to God — Who is my Father, your Father and the Father of every soul.
I also dedicate this post to all fathers, including spiritual fathers and those who desire to become fathers.
I especially want to honor three fathers I have been blessed with.
- My spiritual father, St. Joseph
- My earthly father, Dad
- My godfather, Uncle J
Thank you for all you’ve done and all you continue to do for me!
Below are 8 quotes on fatherhood.
“O son, help your father in his old age, and do not grieve him as long as he lives; even if he is lacking in understanding, show forbearance; in all your strength do not despise him.” ~ Sirach 3:12-13
“Do not rebuke an older man but exhort him as you would a father; treat younger men like brothers … ” ~ 1 Timothy 5:1
“Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.” ~ Colossians 3:21
“Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.” ~ 1 John 3:2-3
“In revealing and in reliving on earth the very fatherhood of God, a man is called upon to ensure the harmonious and united development of all the members of the family.” ~ St. John Paul II
“Every family needs a father — a father who shares in his family’s joy and pain, hands down wisdom to his children and offers them firm guidance and love.” ~ Pope Francis
“Be in good spirits under the fatherly mantle of St. Joseph, a place of safest refuge in trials and tribulations.” ~ St. Joseph Marello
“In Joseph … heads of the household are blessed with the unsurpassed model of fatherly watchfulness and care.” ~ Pope Leo XIII