Buea, 16 March, 2021 / 5:16 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of Cameroon’s Buea Diocese has issued pastoral orientations to guide the people of God in the Episcopal See in marking the Year dedicated to St. Joseph.
In his letter addressed to Catholics in Parishes of the Diocese, Christians and people of goodwill, Bishop Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi says the Year of St. Joseph “calls for a deeper understanding of the great spiritual personality of the Foster Father of Jesus and of his mission in the work of salvation.”
“It is a year of grace but also a year of hard work to better live with the heart of the father, after the example of Saint Joseph the faithful, courageous, gentle and responsible spouse, father ever watchful over the growth of the Child Jesus,” Bishop Bibi adds in the March 12 letter shared with ACI Africa.
The Cameroonian Bishop further says that during the year that started on 8 December 2020, the people of God under his pastoral care will “have the opportunity to commit themselves, with prayer and good works, to obtain, with the help of St Joseph, head of the heavenly Family of Nazareth, comfort and relief from the serious human and social tribulations that besiege the contemporary world today.”
Pope Francis proclaimed the “Year of Saint Joseph” to run from 8 December 2020 to 8 December this year, calling upon Catholics across the globe to celebrate “a man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”