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Saint Joseph: Into Egypt

Right after the Magi left, Joseph had a dream in which an angel appeared to him and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay […]read more

Saint Joseph: Slaughter of the Innocents

For the past couple of months, we have been looking at the Litany of Saint Joseph, but now we return to the events surrounding Joseph that are recorded in the […]read more

Saint Joseph: Patron of the Poor

The final new title given to Saint Joseph, Patron of the Poor, brings us to an issue we’ve discussed before. Just how poor were Mary and Joseph? When we talked […]read more

Saint Joseph: Patron of the Afflicted

The sixth title added to the Litany of Saint Joseph is Patron of the Afflicted. This one is perhaps the least directly linked with him. We really don’t have any […]read more

Saint Joseph: Patron of Refugees

The fifth new title given to Joseph in his litany is Patron of Refugees. This is an interesting honorific because we don’t usually think of Joseph and Mary as refugees. […]read more

Saint Joseph: Support in Difficulty

The fourth new title given to Joseph in his litany is Support in Difficulty. Unlike some of his titles, this one isn’t immediately obvious. Of course, Joseph could be a […]read more

Saint Joseph: Minister of Salvation

Like the previous two new invocations, Minister of Salvation is not exactly obvious when applied to Joseph. The word minister generally means a member of the clergy or the head […]read more

Saint Joseph: Servant of Christ

The second of the new invocations to Saint Joseph is Servant of Christ. This is an interesting invocation because, given life in first-century Israel, Jesus would have served Joseph instead […]read more

Saint Joseph: Guardian of the Redeemer

It’s almost surprising that the title Guardian of the Redeemer was given to Joseph only recently since he has always been considered the protector of the Holy Family. However, he […]read more

Saint Joseph: Litany of Saint Joseph

When Pope Francis declared the Year of Saint Joseph, the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments introduced seven new invocations to the Litany of Saint […]read more

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