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St. Joesph

 

Saint Joseph is Foster Father of Jesus Christ and Patron of the Universal Church. His solemnity is celebrated on March 19, and the memorial of St. Joseph the Worker is on May 1. The following are some of Catholic Culture's featured documents on this wonderful saint:

 

Papal Teachings on St. Joseph

♦Quamquam Pluries (On Devotion to St. Joseph)

Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII promulgated on August 15, 1889.

 

 ♦ Le voci che da tutti

 Apost. Letter of  Pope John XXIII - 1961

 

♦Redemptoris Custos (Guardian of the Redeemer)

Apostolic Exhortation of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II On August 15, 1989

 

♦“With a Father’s Heart” (Patris corde)

Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis 2012

 

Meditations and Sermons on St. Joseph

♦St. Joseph, a Witness to Fulfillment of the Promise

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 1982

 

♦St. Joseph: Man of Trust

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 1980

 

♦Unity of the Family and Respect for Life

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 1981

 

H.H. Benedict XVI on St. Joseph:  

♦ Fundamental Figure in the History of Salvation

 

 ♦Man is Subject and Protagonist of Work

 

♦ Do Not be Afraid to Believe, To Hope and To Love

 

♦ To Be a Father Means Above All to Be at the Service of Life and Growth

 

 ♦The Silence of St. Joseph: His Interior Life

 

♦He Looks to the Future with Confidence and Courage

 

♦ On St. Joseph, the Legal Father of Jesus

 

♦"He Looks to the Future with Confidence and Courage"

 

 ♦St. Joseph, Father of the New Evangelization

 

 

St. Joseph the Worker, Man of Faith and Prayer

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 1983

 

The Family Is a Community of Love, Life and Prayer

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 1987

 

The Pope Goes on 'Spiritual Pilgrimage' to the Family

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 1992

 

St. Joseph Continues in His Role as Protector of the Body of Christ

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 1993

 

Mary and Joseph Lived Gift of Virginity

Pope John Paul II, August 21, 1996

 

St. Joseph, Image of God's Fatherly Love

Pope John Paul II, March 21, 1999

 

Holy Family Teaches Us What Is Essential

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 2000

 

Love And Serve The Church Like St Joseph

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 2001

 

Homily on the Solemnity of St. Joseph

Pope John Paul II, March 19, 2001

 

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

Pope John Paul II, March 26, 2003

 

Further Discussions on St. Joseph

 

♦John XXIII: Pope of Saint Joseph

Blaine Burkey, O.F.M. The American Ecclesiastical Review - July 1963

 

♦Finding St. Joseph

Sandra Miesel. History and devotions of St. Joseph

 

♦St. Joseph: A Theological Introduction

Michael D. Griffin, O.C.D. This study of St. Joseph covers his place in Sacred Scripture, the writings of theologians and devotion to him as proposed by the Church.

 

 

 

 

 

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