St. Joseph

March 3d — St. Joseph’s Childhood and Youth.

By John B. Manos / March 18, 2017 / Comments Off on March 3d — St. Joseph’s Childhood and Youth.

3d Day. — St. Joseph’s Childhood and Youth. 1.  The names of the servants of God often indicate some leading feature in their work or in their character.  When God Himself gives the name this is always the case.  Joseph signifies adding or increasing, and was a forecast of his continuous increase, not only in…

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March 2d — St. Joseph’s Parentage and Birth.

By John B. Manos / March 18, 2017 / Comments Off on March 2d — St. Joseph’s Parentage and Birth.

2d Day. — St. Joseph’s Parentage and Birth. 1.  Though St. Joseph lived in poverty and contempt, he came of a noble ancestry.  The blood of kings and saints ran in his veins, and what is more, he inherited from them the virtues of each, but in a far higher degree than that which their…

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March 1st — The Foreshadowing of St. Joseph.

By John B. Manos / March 18, 2017 / Comments Off on March 1st — The Foreshadowing of St. Joseph.

1st Day. — The Foreshadowing of St. Joseph. 1.  As the Church of Christ is prefigured in the rites and ceremonies of the Old Law, so the chief personages who centre round Our Lord in the redemption of the world are foreshadowed in the Old Testament.  We trace the outlines of Our Lady’s graces in…

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March, Month of St. Joseph

By John B. Manos / March 18, 2017 / Comments Off on March, Month of St. Joseph

Enjoy Short daily meditations on the life of St. Joseph for the month of March. Contents March 1st — The Foreshadowing of St. Joseph. March 2d — St. Joseph’s Parentage and Birth. March 3d — St. Joseph’s Childhood and Youth. March 4th — St. Joseph’s Betrothal. March 5th — St. Joseph’s Espousal. March 6th —…

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Go to Joseph!

By Terri Aluise / March 23, 2015 /

 By Guest Author, Terri Aluise “Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine, At least I have always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!” One of the best ways to honor St. Joseph, the patron of the family and protector of the universal church, is to hold a St. Joseph’s Day…

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St. Joseph had to believe

By John B. Manos / March 19, 2015 /

I have a number of icons and a few images in my office, one of which is pictured to the right. It is an old print titled “The Death of St. Joseph.”  I’ve always liked this print, because it points out the trust in God St. Joseph had to have in many ways. Joseph must have had…

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Father Hardon on St. Joseph: the Secret of True Love

By John B. Manos / March 19, 2014 /

On this solemn feast of St. Joseph, it is good to have a reminder of just who the saint really is. What follows is a short snippet from a lecture by Fr. John Hardon: Saint Joseph deserves our admiration for his other virtues, but, he is to be especially imitated in his love for Jesus and…

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Footnote 45: The Cures of Brother Andre

By Christopher Manion / September 14, 2013 /

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/WFF-Podcast-Brother-Andre-2-090213-df.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSaint André Bessette cured so many cripples that their crutches line wall after wall of the Oratory of Saint Joseph, which he founded on Mount Royal in Montreal. Footnote looks at one of those miraculous cures, as chronicled by Laurent Bucher, CSC, Saint André’s biographer.

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St. Joseph’s Name Added to Eucharistic Prayers

By Patrick Sternal / June 20, 2013 /

Quiz: when was St. Joseph added to the Roman Canon? (No cheating, no googling) and by which Pope? How long did it take the USCCB to act on the addition? Read this for the answers.

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Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Chicago Bombings, Labor Riots, and Terror of Demons

By John B. Manos / May 1, 2013 /

What does St. Joseph have to do with May Day? How is Chicago tied into this feast? Is this feast still needed today or has the need go away? Find out why May Day is really St. Joseph day!!

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