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Light of Patriarchs, Pray for us

Fr John Rea was curious about the traditional title of St Joseph as ‘Light of the Patriarchs’. This is what he discovered… What can we learn from Biblical patriarchs that will help deepen our appreciation of St Joseph?  Abraham’s stand-out quality is his faith. St Paul writes about it in his letters to the Romans […]

A reflection on the prayer of Jacob

An edited version of the Pope’s catechesis One day Jacob hears the call of home. He sets out, undertaking a long journey until he reaches the final step, the Jabbok stream. Here the Book of Genesis (32: 23-33) describes that the patriarch Jacob, after having all of his people and all the livestock cross the […]