Tag Archives: St Joseph

A Story about Devotion to St. Joseph

An Italian blog that I follow, Cordialiter, regularly posts excerpts from pious writings. I am happy to share this story from a book by Fr. Giuseppe Tomaselli on devotion to St. Joseph, in my translation. Though it may be easy to … Continue reading

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Month of Saint Joseph

March is the month of St. Joseph. I have commented on various occasions about how the Lord, in his providence, seems to cause certain saints to achieve greater prominence at certain points in history. St. Joseph is one of those … Continue reading

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A Heart for Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph has worked great miracles in my parish, starting with a major (and urgent) exterior renovation that was completed in the past couple of years – and many other things besides. In recent months I’ve been reflecting upon how … Continue reading

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Praying to St. Joseph for Priests

Another Solemnity of St. Joseph is upon us — normally celebrated today, but transferred to Monday the 20th this year because of today’s being a Sunday. Devotion to St. Joseph has been growing in the Church over the last century. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All

Receive my prayers and wishes for a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

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Devotion to St. Joseph: A Story

On this Solemnity of St. Joseph, I am pleased to share my translation of a brief story from an Italian devotional book. I translated the text as it was found on the blog Cordialiter. * * * A rich man had been … Continue reading

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Month of May

Another month of May is upon us, and so another month dedicated to Our Lady. Although we begin it with today’s feast of St. Joseph the Worker, we will conclude it with the Feast of the Visitation. Hopefully there will … Continue reading

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Put St. Joseph to Work for You

Happy Feast of St. Joseph the Worker! Devotion to St. Joseph is a healthy part of any Catholic spirituality. There is an endearing article today on Vatican Insider about Pope Francis’ devotion to St. Joseph – read it here. I … Continue reading

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Veiled Images for Passiontide

Here is a cell phone snapshot of some of the veiled images in a church in my hometown, where I am visiting right now. The colors aren’t quite right – the veils were definitely purple. Are the images in your … Continue reading

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Patron of a Happy Death

St. Joseph had a happy death because Jesus and Mary were at his side. Therefore, he is the patron of a happy death. Let us pray to him – we are all going to die – so that our own … Continue reading

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Some Local Devotion

In the 13th-century basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, near where I live, they had this altar set up for St. Joseph today: This image, as far as I recall, is not usually on this altar. They brought it out … Continue reading

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Happy Feast of St. Joseph

Today’s feast is a Solemnity, which means that we are not required to undertake our Lenten penances (though it is certainly a fine idea to do them anyhow). Time-permitting, I will post some more thoughts on St. Joseph later today. … Continue reading

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