"Come to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For my yoke is sweet and my burden light." (Matt. 11:28-30)
"Sing to him, yea sing praises to him: relate all his wondrous works." (Psalm 105:2)
To God be the glory. Blessed Pius IX proclaimed St. Joseph as patron of the universal Church on December 8, 1870. Pope Francis declared the Year of St. Joseph in December 2020, 150 years later. "In the past 150 years, nearly every pope has taken steps to further devotion to St. Joseph in the Church and to use the humble father and carpenter as a witness for the modern world. 'If you want to be close to Christ, I repeat to you ‘Ite ad Ioseph’: Go to Joseph!' said Ven. Pius XII
"Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble."
-Pope Francis Could it be that the Holy Spirit, through Pope Francis, is rekindling an honour and devotion to St. Joseph that was previously lost? During this Year of St. Joseph, the Vatican has promised to grant "a plenary indulgence to Catholics who recite any approved prayer or act of piety in honor of St. Jo
May St. Joseph continue to intercede for all the Church to experience the strength and depth of God's love. Please enjoy the following link, which shares some beautiful revelations concerning the early life of St. Joseph, from the visionary Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich. https://www.catholiccompany.com/magazine/a-glimpse-into-the-early-life-of-st-joseph-6014 "Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor,
A blessed Holy Week to all. Did you ever think that Jesus' Passion may have, in part, began with the death of St. Joseph? As the beautiful movie, A Child Called Jesus, illustrates, Jesus' sufferings may have began when St. Joseph began to die. It is one of the best movies ever made portraying St. Joseph as a humble, caring, loving father figure raising Jesus, and the spouse of Mother Mary. It also shows the depth of his faith and love for God, as well as his protection and pr