Tag Archives: St Joseph

Joseph accepts Jesus as his son

Joseph Accepts Jesus as his son (Mt. 1:18-25) Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph…she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband was faithful to the law…he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But … Continue reading

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St Joseph, patron saint

Joseph, our patron, is the theme of today’s post in our nine days (Novena) of prayer before St Joseph’s Day. The following is an extract from the very influential theologian Karl Rahner, from a sermon he preached on St Joseph. … Continue reading

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Sleeping St Joseph

I was very pleased to receive recently an unusual statue as a gift. It is of sleeping St Joseph. I first came across this statue in the chapel of the SMA fathers near St Chrysostom’s Church. Later I read that … Continue reading

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St Joseph – homeless father

I once worked in a Salvation Army hostel for homeless families.  I remember one 17 year year old pregnant girl whom I will call Alison.  Alison had no family and grew up in care; the father of her child was … Continue reading

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Joseph the Carpenter

The Bible suggests St Joseph was a carpenter by trade , though some suggest the translation should be stonemason . Either way , he was a craftsman. I do some craft myself- a small amount of embroidery , patchwork , … Continue reading

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St Joseph Prayer Novena

Today we begin a prayer novena to St Joseph. As we begin let’s find out what this is about and how we can join others in taking part. What is a Novena? A novena is a nine day period for … Continue reading

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Our dreams, sweet dreams?

Have you dreamed lately? What do you think about your dreams? For centuries in the ‘West’ most people have ignored dreams and simply dismissed them as absurd. In many other cultures people have regarded dreams more significantly. My own experience … Continue reading

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