Posts Tagged ‘Work’

Labor Day and the Vocation to Work

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Human work plays an important role in God’s plan.  As Pope Francis notes, “According to the biblical account of creation, God placed man and woman in the garden he had created not only to preserve it (‘keep’) but also to make it fruitful (‘till’)” (Laudato Si’, 124).  Early Church fathers also saw in the Book […] [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]