The Faithful Steward: A Lenten Retreat Guide on St. Joseph

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Why is St. Joseph such a popular patron, such an important figure for Catholics of all times and places? What do we really know about him? What does he have to teach us about what it means to follow Christ and experience the fulfillment that comes from spiritual maturity, the fulfillment we all long for?

Those are some of the questions we will explore in The Faithful Steward: A Lenten Retreat Guide on St. Joseph.

  • In the First Meditation, we will reflect on how the Church’s liturgy presents St. Joseph and the lessons contained there.
  • In the Second Meditation, we will look at the artistic tradition surrounding St. Joseph, reflecting on the wisdom of its beauty and symbolism.
  • And in the Conference, we will delve into the spiritual discipline of silence—something present in St. Joseph’s example and too often absent in our own pursuit of deeper friendship with Christ.

This may seem a strange topic for a Lenten Retreat Guide, but reflecting on St. Joseph will bring us back to the spiritual fundamentals – and getting back to spiritual basics is a great way to live Lent.  Let’s begin by quieting our hearts and turning our attention to God, who never stops paying attention to us. Let’s ask him for all the graces we need, and most especially, for the grace of interior renewal through the example and intercession of St. Joseph, the faithful and prudent steward.

We are excited to share with you an improved version of the PDF for this Retreat Guide. It is now available for purchase as a booklet on Amazon. It includes the meditations, conference, and reflection questions by Fr. Bartunek along with space for taking notes and journaling. We hope it helps to further open your heart to Christ this Lent.



First Meditation


Second Meditation




The Faithful Steward: A Lenten Retreat Guide on St. Joseph

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  1. I really enjoyed this retreat study as I have the other two I have watched. I am part of a women’s prayer group that is using these retreats for a zoom meeting for discussion every third week. I have found them so inspirational that I have introduced them to another study group that meets weekly by teleconference. We will be having our first meeting using one of these studies on the 7th of September. We only meet for 1 hour so I plan on discussing one meditation per week with the third week being the Conference and 10 personal questions. Looking forward to sharing this with them. Thank you for offering these.

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