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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 […]

St Joseph – 19 March

The ‘foster father of our Lord,’ Joseph was also his legal father, and it was through Joseph’s genealogical line that Jesus belonged to the house of David. St Teresa of Avila said that “to other saints, our Lord has given power to help in one sort of need, but this glorious saint helps us in […]

St Joseph in Another Light

In a sense, Joseph too was a saviour when he married Mary and became legal father to Jesus because he provided them with food, clothing, shelter and leadership

St Joseph the Protector

Pope Francis has always told us of his devotion to St Joseph. He has a statue of the sleeping St Joseph, to whom he offers petitions, reminding us that God came to St Joseph, a humble and faithful man, in dreams, while he was sleeping.

Wednesday 28 December

the Holy Innocents 1 John 1:5-2:2; Psalm 124; Matthew 2:13-18 Trust After the Magi had left, the angel appeared to Joseph in a dream, and said, ‘Get up and take the child and his mother with you into Egypt.’ Pope Francis has a great love for St Joseph because Joseph is a man of silence […]

Monday 8 August

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Colossians 3:12-17; Ps 32; Matthew 6:25-34 Go to Joseph Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop) wrote many letters to her sisters – the Sisters of St Joseph. Some extracts: God wants us by every means in our power to lead others to life. Find happiness in making others happy. […]

St Joseph and Pope Francis

Except for John Paul I every pope since Blessed Pius IX has spoken about St Joseph. Pope Francis has done so more than once. The Holy Father first shared some thoughts about our saint in the homily at his Mass of inauguration on 19 July 2013. The pope spoke about the saint’s mission as protector […]

Master Tradesman.

Years ago, when I was on my way to a renewal course, I spent a few days at the Marist General House.  My cabin bag was damaged and when one of the brothers saw it he offered to repair it.  In less than an hour he gave the bag back far better fitted to withstand […]