Following Saint Joseph with Teresa of Avila
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Following Saint Joseph with Teresa of Avila

Since Pope Francis declared that the year 2021 would be dedicated to St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, there has been a surge of interest in how this great saint can help us grow in the spiritual life. St Teresa of Avila did much to popularise devotion to St Joseph, for whom she had…

Year of St Joseph: A Celtic Journey with Saint Joseph
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Year of St Joseph: A Celtic Journey with Saint Joseph

To mark the “Year of St. Joseph” Vox Hiberniae draw on a variety of composers and genres to reflect musically on his life: O’Carolan, the famous Irish harper, whose familial forfeiting of estates in times of turmoil and his later nomadic existence resonate with the turbulent early years of St Joseph as he took Jesus…

Year of St. Joseph: New Book on Litany
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Year of St. Joseph: New Book on Litany

This new book on the Litany of Saint Joseph is not just “like” a devotional work –– it is a devotional work. The same publisher –– OSV –– asked me if I would be interested in helping people to reflect on and pray with this litany, and I jumped at the opportunity. For me as…

Saint Joseph the Worker
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Saint Joseph the Worker

In his apostolic letter on Saint Joseph Pope Francis writes: A working father An aspect of Saint Joseph that has been emphasized from the time of the first social Encyclical, Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, is his relation to work. Saint Joseph was a carpenter who earned an honest living to provide for his family….

Feast of St Joseph: An Invocation
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Feast of St Joseph: An Invocation

SILENT KNIGHT! HOLY KNIGHT! TERROR OF DEMONS! (St Joseph, protector, defender, no weakling) An honorary title for service to a monarch, church, or country especially in a military capacity – knight! That which refers to the divine… exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness or righteousness… very religious and pure –…

Feast of St Joseph, Patron Saint of the Mill Hill Missionaries
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Feast of St Joseph, Patron Saint of the Mill Hill Missionaries

Devotion to St Joseph is a relatively recent development in the Church and it seems to be gaining ground. Pope Francis included the spikenard, the emblem of St Joseph, on his coat of arms and stipulated in one of his first pontifical acts that Joseph’s name follow that of Mary’s in all the eucharistic prayers,…

Pope Francis on St Joseph
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Pope Francis on St Joseph

If the first stage of all true interior healing is to accept our personal history and embrace even the things in life that we did not choose, we must now add another important element: creative courage. This emerges especially in the way we deal with difficulties. In the face of difficulty, we can either give…

Novena to St. Joseph: Reflection – St. Joseph the Spice of Life
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Novena to St. Joseph: Reflection – St. Joseph the Spice of Life

Mission in Ministry 2021:  Spiritual Reflection,  “Saint Joseph the Spice of Life” Knock Shrine-Ireland Living in this age of utilitarian values we are led to view things from a narrow and selfish perspective. This applies not only to our use of the earth’s resources, but sadly it can even apply to our relationship with people….

African Dioceses Offer Guidelines for Year of St. Joseph
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African Dioceses Offer Guidelines for Year of St. Joseph

The leadership of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has issued pastoral orientations to guide the people of God in the Episcopal See in marking the Year dedicated to St. Joseph. In February, the leadership of Gabon’s Diocese of Port-Gentil also issued pastoral orientations to guide the people of God throughout the Year dedicated to St. Joseph. As part of…