I am really sorry that The Solemnity of St. Joseph was removed from the calendar. Was this done by Bugnini at the same time that the '55 changes to Holy Week were done?
This used to be a Double of the First Class with Octave.
St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor and Patron of the Universal Church, pray for us!
I'll be praying this Divine Office from my 1950 Breviary this week. I must confess to not having much of a devotion to St. Joseph as I don't know him enough. Hopefully, after this week of prayer I will know him better.
I've got to get cuttin', but I will leave with one thought. Cornelius a Lapide, referred to the Holy Family; Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, as the most excellent people in history of the world. Obvious observation, perhaps, but one to meditate on in getting to understand St. Joseph's role in our Salvation.
I'll try to post more interesting points later.