Year of St. Joseph
With the publication of his Apostolic Letter, Patris corde, on December 8th 2020, Pope Francis proclaimed a "Year of St. Joseph" which will extend until the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in 2021. According to Vatican News, "The Holy Father wrote Patris corde against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of 'ordinary' people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, 'the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,' who nonetheless played 'an incomparable role in the history of salvation.'"
The Congregation of St. Joseph is excited to welcome this year of celebration for St. Joseph, our patron saint, and to continue to share the many ways that St. Joseph can teach us how to live and love in our world.