Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon
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Year of St. Joseph: Prominent Role of Catholic Men in Diocese of Kumba, Cameroon

Members of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) in Cameroon’s Diocese of Kumba are expected to coordinate initiatives marking the year of St. Joseph, the Local Ordinary has told ACI Africa in an interview. In the Tuesday, February 23 interview, Bishop Agapitus Nfon said, “I have entrusted the activities of the Year of St. Joseph to…

Malindi, Kenya: Year of St.Joseph Inspires Move to Address Gender-Based Violence
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Malindi, Kenya: Year of St.Joseph Inspires Move to Address Gender-Based Violence

The Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has embarked on a year-long celebration of St. Joseph with a special focus on seeking the intercession of the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary in addressing gender-based violence, which has been on the rise in various parts of the Diocese. In an interview with ACI Africa Wednesday,…

Philippines: Country to be Consecrated to Protection of Saint Joseph
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Philippines: Country to be Consecrated to Protection of Saint Joseph

Manila (Agenzia Fides) – The Bishops of the Philippines are preparing to consecrate the country to the protection of Saint Joseph as part of a solemn celebration called to be held on May 1st, the day in memory of Saint Joseph. As reported to Agenzia Fides, Msgr. Broderick Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila, the Philippine…

Building Projects Inspired by St. Joseph ‘the wood worker’.
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Building Projects Inspired by St. Joseph ‘the wood worker’.

Saving the roof of a new cathedral in an area of Malawi beset by natural disasters is one of the key building projects Aid to the Church is undertaking to mark the year of Saint Joseph. National director Neville Kyrke-Smith said: “These projects will transform the lives of the local Catholic communities struggling to live…

Year of St. Joseph: Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya – Promote Participation of Men
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Year of St. Joseph: Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya – Promote Participation of Men

The leadership of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese is planning to use the Year of St. Joseph to have the participation of men church activities improved, the Pastoral Director of the Diocese has told ACI Africa.  “Our plan this year is to see that men grow in Christian faith and participate in church activities. They are actually our target,”…

Year of St. Joseph: The American Connection
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Year of St. Joseph: The American Connection

American Father Donald Calloway, a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, has long been a promoter of the consecration to St. Joseph, and in early 2020 wrote a letter to the pope, which was hand-delivered to Francis, in which he asked for just such a year….

Saint Joseph’s Advocate Scotland
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Special Issue: Year of Saint Joseph

Kenya: Ngong Diocese Launches Year of St.Joseph
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Kenya: Ngong Diocese Launches Year of St.Joseph

Nearly a month after Pope Francis issued a decree proclaiming a special year dedicated to Saint Joseph the spouse of the Virgin Mary and also to mark the 150th anniversary of the saint as patron of the Universal Church, Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has launched a year-long celebration for St. Joseph with monthly reflections for Christians to understand the role of…

Year of St. Joseph: A Message from Kenya
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Year of St. Joseph: A Message from Kenya

Speaking on the sidelines of the second Provincial Chapter of the Spiritans in Kenya January 14 in Nakuru Diocese, Archbishop Bert van Megen noted that St. Joseph was a father who took good care of Jesus even before the world knew about him as the Christ. “Jesus was, for 30 years, in hidden life. We knew about…

At the Beginning of the Year of St Joseph
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At the Beginning of the Year of St Joseph

Pope Francis celebrates Joseph as a father in his recent apostolic letter, Patris corde. At the beginning of this Year of St Joseph, consider what we can learn about Joseph’s fatherhood of Jesus from the context in which Matthew tells us about the birth of Christ. ….”The invitation to us is to do whatever it is…

Pope Francis Proclaims ‘Year of St Joseph’
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Pope Francis Proclaims ‘Year of St Joseph’

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration…

150th Anniversary of St. Joseph Universal Patron of the Church: ‘Go to Joseph’
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150th Anniversary of St. Joseph Universal Patron of the Church: ‘Go to Joseph’

On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, in this grace-filled Season of Advent, the Church celebrates a major event – the 150th anniversary of St Joseph being declared the Universal Patron and Protector of the Church by Blessed Pope Pius IX. We are witnessing something truly remarkable and unprecedented. As of today, eleven dioceses…