Enter into Holy Week with the inspiring words of Pope Francis. "Who am I, before Jesus who enters Jerusalem amid the enthusiasm of the crowd? Am I ready to express my joy, to praise him? Or do I stand back? Who am I, before the suffering Jesus?"
Scripture gives us only one account of the life of Jesus between His birth and the beginning of His public ministry. This blog surmises what life might have been like for the Holy Family during that time, with Jesus under the care of his mother and foster father.
There is not much we know about the life and death of St Joseph. However, there is much we can learn from the legacy he left behind, including some of his most popular patronages and saints who had a great devotion.
Deepen your devotion to St Joseph with these beautiful praises composed by St John Eudes.
Ask St Joseph, foster father of Our Lord, to intercede for your family with this prayer.
When Pope Francis ushered in the Year of St Joseph on the feast of the Immaculate Conception 2020, he wrote a very personal reflection on the saint in his Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde. This prayer was featured at the end.