27th January 2020


Novena to St. Joseph 2019

Last year, a group of parishioners gave me a rather unusual gift: a   statue of the sleeping St Joseph. I have included an image of this statue on the front page of this leaflet. At the time I was given the statue, I struggled to understand its significance, as it was an image of the saint I had never really paid attention to before. Then I started to read      articles about Pope Francis’ special veneration for this saint. It is no coincidence that the Inaugural Mass of the Pontificate of this Pope took place on March 19th, 2013, on the Feast of St Joseph. St. Joseph is one of Pope Francis’ most beloved saints. He explained his own devotion to this saint during an interview on his trip to the Philippines in January 2015:

I have great love for St Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of St Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the Church!”

Brian Oswald mhm, Novena Director

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