Posts Tagged ‘Holy Family’

Throwback Thursday: The Holy Family and Families Today

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

On the Church’s liturgical calendar, the first Sunday after Christmas is dedicated to the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  As we celebrate this day, we also reflect on how the family of our Lord reveals God’s plan for all families. “To understand the family today,” said Pope Francis on the eve of the […] [Read more]

The Holy Family of Nazareth is the Model for Families of Today

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Usually we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family the Sunday after Christmas. This year, however, because the Sunday after the Nativity of our Lord is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, which takes precedence, the Church is observing this day dedicated to the family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph today, December 30. Earlier […] [Read more]

Love, Faith and Presence on Father’s Day

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Pope Francis’ pastoral visit to Washington last year and his recent apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life, Amoris Laetitia, both offer fathers, mothers and children many things to reflect on as we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day. Our Holy Father knows well the challenges to fatherhood in these times. “Some fathers feel they are […] [Read more]

The Holy Family and the Synod on the Family

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

One year ago on the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis reflected on the important role that families play in living, passing on and sharing the faith – the work of evangelization to which we are all called. “The proclamation of the Gospel, in fact, is promoted above all by families so that it […] [Read more]

In Thanksgiving for Bishop Francisco González, a true Son of the Holy Family

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

This month, our family of faith rejoices in the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Bishop Francisco González, S.F.  Having taken his final vows in the Congregation of the Sons of the Holy Family in 1960, it was on May 1, 1964, that Francisco González was ordained a priest. This vocation and devotion to […] [Read more]

Saint Joseph’s Essential Presence in the Life of the Church

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Today, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Saint Joseph.  What strikes us when we look at the pages of scripture and see the figure of Joseph is that he was a just and righteous man who loved God, loved Mary and loved Jesus with a generous heart. As with Mary, God chose Joseph for an […] [Read more]

The Love of the Holy Family

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

The joy of the Holy Family – Jesus, Mary and Joseph – fills our hearts this Christmas season.  In them is the prototype and model for every family.  Just as Christ “the new Adam, in the very revelation of the mystery of the Father and of his love, fully reveals man to himself and brings […] [Read more]

St. Joseph the Worker

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

In the chapel of the Catholic Information Center in downtown Washington, a statue depicts Saint Joseph the Worker, cradling the sleeping baby Jesus in his arms, while he himself wears an apron and belt bearing the tools of his trade as a carpenter. The feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, which we celebrate today, offers […] [Read more]