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St. Joseph

St. Joseph                           St. Joseph Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him. We know he was a carpenter, a …

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Sainthood  Holy Family Together with the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus Joseph is one of the three members of the Holy Family; since he only appears in the birth narratives of the Gospels, Jesus is depicted as a child when with him. The formal veneration of the Holy Family began in the 17th …

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St. Joseph Feast Days and Prayer to St. Joseph

Feast days  Saint Joseph’s Day   March 19, Saint Joseph’s Day, has been the principal feast day of Saint Joseph in Western Christianity,[50][51] since the tenth century, and is celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans, many Lutherans and other denominations.[52] In Eastern Orthodoxy, the feast day of Saint Joseph is celebrated on the First Sunday after the …

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Novena To St. Joseph

Novena to St. Joseph *NOVENA PRAYER*(prayer to be said at the end of each day’s devotion) Saint Joseph, I, your unworthy child, greet you. You are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have special confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I place …

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St. Joseph – Foster Father of Jesus

St. Joseph – Foster Father of Jesus by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. It is remarkable, how little the Holy Spirit says about famous people in the Bible. The classic example of this is Saint Joseph. He is the most prominent saint in the Catholic liturgy after the Blessed Virgin Mary. Yet there is not …

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St. Joseph, Patron of Dedicated Souls

St. Joseph, Patron of Dedicated Souls by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.   There are many good reasons why St. Joseph should be the special heavenly patron of dedicated souls – in the religious life, in the priesthood, and among the laity. But as the Church teaches, he is especially to be venerated and his …

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St. Joseph, Model Of The Role and Responsibility Of Fatherhood

The Role and Responsibility of Fatherhood – St. Joseph as Model by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.   If there was one fact of our Christian faith which needs to be stressed today it is the need for a father in the family. At the center of the social revolution today is the attack on …

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