Posts Tagged ‘Saint Joseph’

“Faith makes us know that God is at our side”

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

When Saint John XIII was canonized just last year, October 11 was chosen as his feast day because it is the date that marks his opening of the Second Vatican Council in 1962. While this year the memorial is superseded because it falls on a Sunday, still we remember how this beloved pastor’s legacy continues […] [Read more]

Saint Joseph and the Gospel of the Family

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Leading up to the ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family this October, which takes up the work begun at the Synod of October 2014, Pope Francis has dedicated a series of his general audience talks to marriage and the family. These magisterial teachings and the work of the Synod are greatly needed in our […] [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]

Labor Day and the Dignity of Work

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

In addition to being the unofficial end of summer and a time for a backyard cookout or one last trip to the beach, Labor Day should also be a time to prayerfully remember the dignity of work and workers. Pope Francis, whose father was a railway worker in Argentina, has shown special respect for workers […] [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]