“With a father’s heart: that is how Joseph loved Jesus.” (Pope Francis, Patris Corde)
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception 2020 Pope Francis proclaimed a Year of St Joseph from 8th December 2020 to 8th December 2021. This proclamation came in an Apostolic Letter Patris Corde, in which the Pope aimed to “increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal.”
Although the Year of St Joseph is over, this minisite dedicated to him remains, to help further your devotion to the patron of the Church. Here you will find blogs unpacking the life of this beloved saint, a vast collection of prayers, and a selection of books dedicated to him. It is our hope that these resources will help you “Go to St Joseph”.