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Lessons for Living from St Joseph

The Man Who Raised Jesus I have a great love for St Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table, I have an image of St Joseph sleeping. So, when I have a problem, a difficulty, I write a little note and I put it underneath St Joseph, so that […]

“Love St Joseph”

The Year of St Joseph 8 December 2020 – 8 December 2021 Love St Joseph a lot. Love him with all your soul, because he, together with Jesus, is the person who has most loved our Blessed Lady and been closer to God. He is the person who has most loved God, after our Mother. […]

Saturday 1 May

St Joseph the Worker (OM) Acts 13:44-52; Psalm 98; John 14:7-14 Work brings dignity All work, whether paid or unpaid, is service. Work done to the best of one’s ability and with a sense of pride can bring meaning and purpose to the life of the worker. Paul and Barnabas brought the Word of God […]

Friday 19 March

St Joseph, Husband of Mary (S) 2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14,16; Psalm 89; Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22; Matthew 1:16.18-21, 24 He nailed it All human families experience love and struggle. Joseph learns that Mary is pregnant. He regards her highly, and wants to spare her public exposure. He also wants to do God’s will. Mary feels […]

With a Father’s Heart

An extract from the Pope’s message for The Year of St Joseph … that is how Joseph loved Jesus, whom all four Gospels refer to as “the son of Joseph” (Luke 4:22; John 6:42; cf. Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3). After Mary, the Mother of God, no saint is mentioned more frequently in the papal magisterium […]

Year of the Family

The Solemnity of St Joseph in 2021 marks five years since the publication of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation* Amoris Laetitiae (The Joy of Love). The exhortation spoke of the joy and beauty of love in the family. Pope Francis will inaugurate the Year ‘Amoris Laetitiae Family’ on St Joseph’s Solemnity this month, 19 March. It […]

Francis Speaks

The 50th Earth Day … is an occasion for renewing our commitment to love and care for our common home and for the weaker members of our human family. As the tragic coronavirus pandemic has taught us, we can overcome global challenges only by showing solidarity with one another and embracing the most vulnerable in […]

The Holy Infant of Prague

The Church of Our Lady Victorious in the Czech Capital of Prague is also home to the shrine of the Infant of Prague. Growing up, it always fascinated me how elaborate this image was compared with other portrayals of Jesus. On visiting the shrine recently, I was equally fascinated to see that the statue was […]

Tuesday 19 March

2 Samuel 7: 4-5, 12-14, 16; Psalm 89; Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22; Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24 Solemnity of St Joseph Joseph is described as an ‘honourable man’ in the Gospel today. And that is what he was. He was prepared to believe what the angel told him in a dream and act on it, despite […]

Monday 19 March

ST JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – PATRON OF DUNEDIN DIOCESE 2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16; Psalm 89:2-5, 27, 29; Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22; Matthew 1:16, 18, 21, 24 You must name him Jesus A spiritual image of St Joseph is glimpsed in the just man of Psalm 1. He delights in the […]