Tag Archives: St Joseph

St. Joseph Against the Communists

By Fr John Zuhlsdorf at OnePeterFive: This year the 1 May observance of the 2nd Sunday after Easter gives way in honor of St. Joseph, whom we venerate among his other many roles and titles as a patron of laborers … Continue reading

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Glorious Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church and Protector of the Dying, Blessed the World at Fatima

St. Joseph at Fatima and at Knock The first time St Joseph was mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima was during the September 13 apparition when she told the children, “Continue to pray the Rosary in order to obtain the … Continue reading

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The Silent Knight

Medieval writers did not diminish the importance of Joseph’s active life even as they praised his meditative nature. St. Bernard highlighted the humility of this descendant of kings who did not scorn manual work to support his family, and, even … Continue reading

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The Case for the Young St. Joseph

COMMENTARY: On the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, it is noteworthy that the usual arguments for Joseph being young are not related to his capacity to work, but rather the desire for a saint who lived the virtue of … Continue reading

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Feast of St Joseph (19th March): “True masculinity involves taking on the challenges of life”

From ‘Venite Prandete’ Masculinity is denigrated in our culture today – it is disparaged as ‘toxic” and polarised as against the interests of women. With the advent of the sexual revolution, indeed, many aspects of masculinity did, in fact, become … Continue reading

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Venerable Fulton Sheen on the true age of St. Joseph

Excerpt from Fulton Sheen’s ‘The World’s First Love: Mary, Mother of God’ Fulton J. Sheen – March 16, 2021 Was he [St. Joseph] old or young? Most of the statues and pictures we see of Joseph today represent him as … Continue reading

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Litany of Saint Joseph

h/t to Fr Z who asks for prayers through the intercession of St Joseph. The Litany of Saint Joseph was approved for public use by Pope St. Pius X in 1909. It is modeled after the Litany of Loreto and … Continue reading

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The View from Nazareth

by Michael Warren Davis “All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven.” * This passage from Ecclesiastes—about there being a time to be born and a time to die, a time to cast away … Continue reading

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Pope adds name of St. Joseph to Eucharistic prayers

(Vatican Radio) In the first decree of a liturgical nature of this pontificate, Pope Francis has decided that name of St. Joseph should be added to the Eucharistic Prayers II, II and IV, as they appear in the third typical … Continue reading

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Blessed John Paul II: Homily on the Feast of St Joseph

On Thursday 19, March 1987, Feast of St. Joseph, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass in the Viale Garibaldi, Civitavecchia, and preached the following homily: 1. “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife” (Mt 1-20). These are key … Continue reading

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The Feast of St. Joseph

Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him. We know he was a carpenter, a working man, for … Continue reading

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A man for our times

The iconic New Zealand hero is the strong and silent type. He says little, though what he says is honest, wise, and to the point. He is reliable, sensible, and loyal. In a crisis, he makes rapid and sensible judgements, … Continue reading

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