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Saint Josemaria and the Role of Saint Joseph in Christian Life

An article that will appear in the forthcoming issue of the journal Romana, no. 59, written by Fr. Lucas Mateo-Seco shortly before his death in February 2014. The feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated in the Church on March 19. Download pdf 1. Introduction Devotion to Saint Joseph [...]
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Go to Joseph

"Who could be a better teacher for us than St Joseph? If you want my advice, which I have never tired of repeating these many years, Ite ad Ioseph: Go to Joseph. He will show us definite ways, both human and divine, to approach Jesus." Christ [...]
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Pope congratulates dads on their Feast Day

Rome Reports. To celebrate Father's Day, which is also the Feast Day of St. Joseph, the Pope started off his general audience by congratulating all dads out in the Square, and really throughout the world. "Let's see. Are there any dads out here in the [...]
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Praying with St. Joseph

The Founder of Opus Dei saw in St. Joseph the strong and affectionate father that Christ wanted on earth. He asked St. Joseph to teach him how to stay close to Mary and to Jesus: “How he would have embraced the Child, and kissed him!”. [...]
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Pray by the Crib like one of the characters in the scene

"My advice is that, in your prayer, you actually take part in the different scenes of the Gospel, as one more among the people present. First of all, imagine the scene or mystery you have chosen to help you recollect your thoughts and meditate. Next [...]
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St Joseph’s name will henceforth be included in all the Eucharistic Prayers of the Mass

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, by virtue of the faculties granted by the Supreme Pontiff, decrees that “the name of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary is henceforth to be added to Eucharistic Prayers II, III, and [...]
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General Audience: Pope explains value of work during feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 2, 2013. (Romereports.com) During yet another packed general audience at St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis explained the importance of work which makes up “God's plan” to bring dignity to man's life. For that reason, he asked that efforts be strengthened to fight against unemployment and [...]
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What can I do to love our Lady?

Please, Father, what can I do to love our Lady? -I think you’re already doing what you can. You have some devotions at the year-end, a novena to the Immaculate Conception, right? Do you? -Yes, fine. -Well, I also advise you to follow the Seven Sundays of St [...]
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Pope's Inauguration Mass: Protect and serve the poor, elderly

March 19, 2013. (Romereports.com) Rome was bright and sunny this morning as thousands of people made their way to St. Peter's Square to celebrate the Pope's Inauguration Mass. Read here the homily. HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS: Saint Peter's Square. Tuesday, 19 March 2013. Solemnity [...]
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How did St Josemaria imagine St Joseph?

I see him as a strong young man, perhaps a few years older than our Lady, but in the prime of his life and work. We know that he was not well-to-do: he was just a worker, like so many millions of people throughout the [...]
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