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….

Year of St Joseph: The Two Josephs
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Year of St Joseph: The Two Josephs

The Two Josephs By Rev. Francis J. Peffley What’s in a name? Do people with the same name sometimes have much in common? We can look at two famous men in the Bible, both named Joseph, and see their similarities. Joseph of the Old Testament is the first Joseph. The Church refers to him as…

Sindh, Pakistan: Gratitude
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Sindh, Pakistan: Gratitude

In honor of St. Joseph. St. Joseph, pray for us! We would like to thank our Mission Partners for their continued support in making our pastoral events possible. With your help, we will continue our life-changing outreach by sharing the Joy of His Love. Edson Paguntalan mhm

Joseph’s Song
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Joseph’s Song

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…

Novena to St. Joseph: An Updated Portrait
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Novena to St. Joseph: An Updated Portrait

Saint Joseph Updated What we know about St. Joseph .These last few decades the focus on the historical personality of Jesus has become strong, as our archeological and cultural knowledge of Nazareth and Galilea grew. These have made us better understand the implications of the Gospel stories. We can see that Joseph must have played…

A Member of the Monastic Community of Jerusalem Speaks of St Joseph
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A Member of the Monastic Community of Jerusalem Speaks of St Joseph

From the Newsletter of the Communauté de Jérusalem It may seem strange, but I see in Saint Joseph a model of monastic life. Indeed, Joseph is more often known as the patron of the Church, as the keeper of the Redeemer or as a role model for fathers of families. But looking closely at the…

Novena to St. Joseph Day 7: Extracts from Pope Francis’ Patris Corde
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Novena to St. Joseph Day 7: Extracts from Pope Francis’ Patris Corde

Pope Francis: Patris Corde Extract No 7 A father in the shadows. The Polish writer Jan Dobraczynski, in his book The Shadow of the Father,[241 tells the story ofSaint Joseph’s life in the form of a novel. He uses the evocative image of a shadow to define Joseph. In his relationship to Jesus, Joseph was…