Tagged: St. Joseph

Saint Joseph, a model of fatherhood

During today’s General Audience address, Pope Francis spoke about St. Joseph’s role as the legally-recognized father of Jesus. He speaks about how the Gospel writers handled his status—Matthew and Luke refer to him as the “foster father” of Jesus, Luke...

Saint Joseph, a model of fatherhood

Prayers to Saint Joseph

After finishing his catechesis on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians earlier this month, Pope Francis began a new catechesis on St Joseph, in honor of the Year of St. Joseph. In the last two weeks, Francis concluded his audience...

Prayers to Saint Joseph

Joseph, the Most Chaste

In the Divine Praises, Saint Joseph is called the “most chaste spouse.” Personally speaking, and given the dogma of Mary’s perpetual virginity, in the past I’ve implicitly reduced Joseph’s chastity to the simple fact that his wife was a virgin....

Joseph, the Most Chaste

Sleeping St. Joseph and the Sacred Siesta

St. Joseph’s many titles make one thing clear about his saintly role: it sounds exhausting. It also sort of sounds like our modern, busy lives, doesn’t it? Thus a devotion to the Sleeping St. Joseph, recently popularized by Pope Francis,...

Sleeping St. Joseph and the Sacred Siesta

With a Father’s Heart: The Year of St. Joseph

On December 8th, 1870—150 years ago today—Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph the Patron of the Universal Church. In honor of today’s anniversary, Pope Francis announced this morning a Year of St. Joseph, that begins today and will be celebrated...

With a Father’s Heart: The Year of St. Joseph

Printable Rosary Guide for the COVID-19 pandemic

UPDATE 3/19/2020 — I have updated the sheet with the new prayer to Saint Joseph released today by Pope Francis. Apologies for the tight font, I wanted to fit in all on one page. UPDATE 2 — Because the the...

Printable Rosary Guide for the COVID-19 pandemic