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Saint Joseph: Betrothed to Mary

We are told in Matthew 1:18 that Joseph was betrothed to Mary. Betrothal is a confusing concept especially for those in Western cultures. In biblical times, it was a serious […]read more

Plan Ahead for Valentine’s Day and Lent

February is a short month, and it’s flying by. Make sure you plan ahead for both Valentine’s Day on Sunday, 2/14, and Ash Wednesday, 2/17. Here are some activities and […]read more

Saint Joseph: Young or Old?

How do you envision Saint Joseph? Is he the grey-haired grandfatherly figure of Renaissance paintings or the young, buff man shown in some modern portrayals? While it is a bit […]read more

Saint Joseph: ‘Beloved Father’

The first thing Pope Francis says about Joseph is that he is a “beloved father.” A beloved person is one who is deeply and profoundly loved. In the Song of […]read more

Saint Joseph: From the House of David

Jesus is said to have been descended from the House of David, but the genealogies given in Matthew and Luke differ. One explanation is that Matthew’s ancestry traces Jesus’ legal […]read more

Saint Joseph: ‘A Righteous Man’

If someone were writing a description of you, what would be the first word they would choose? Would they describe your appearance? Your job? Your personality? Or would they describe […]read more

Honoring Trinity and Divinity

It seems appropriate that during the week following The Baptism of the Lord, we honor Saint Hilary of Poitiers (January 13). At Jesus’ baptism, the voice of the Father is […]read more

Saint Joseph: The Father of Jesus

Sometimes it seems as if Joseph is little more than a figurine to be placed annually in the Nativity scene and then packed away for the rest of the year. […]read more

Saint Joseph: A Man with a Father’s Heart

Pope Francis commemorated the 150th anniversary of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church by declaring a “Year of Saint Joseph” to extend from December 8, 2020, to December […]read more

Year of Saint Joseph

Pope Francis surprises us again! He’s been keeping busy during this pandemic and is marking the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as the patron of the universal […]read more

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