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Latest stories: St. Joseph

St. Joseph carrying the Child Jesus on the left arm by Pieter van Lint./ Public Domain. /

Vatican Adds Seven Invocations to Litany of St. Joseph

The Vatican's divine worship office announced Saturday the addition of seven new invocations to the Litany of St. Joseph.

Today, May 1, is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

A poster announcing the March 19 Webinar organized by the Daughters of St. Paul (Paulines) in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi. / Daughters of St. Paul/ Facebook

“St. Joseph, model of men in marriage, fatherhood”: Kenyan Couple Involved in Counselling

A Kenyan couple dedicated to nurturing marriages through counselling has, at a webinar, described St. Joseph as a guide and a model for men who have committed themselves to the institution of marriage.

South Africa's Wilfrid Cardinal Napier of the Archdiocese of Durban during the Solemnity of St. Joseph Spouse of Mary Mother of God. / Parish of St. Joseph, Morningside

Our “Josephs” Not Playing Their Roles, South Africa’s Cardinal on Solemnity of St. Joseph

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has said that the abuse in society can partly be blamed on men he refers to as the “modern Josephs” who, he further says, are not playing the role for which they were created.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta May 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Prays St. Joseph Will Help Young Adults Find Their Vocations

Pope Francis has said that St. Joseph is a model for all vocations and he prays the saint will help young people discern the vocation God is calling them to.

A poster announcing the first anniversary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese / Ekwulobia Diocese/Facebook

Learn Collaboration, Obedience from St. Joseph, Apostolic Nuncio in Nigeria Encourages

On the occasion of the first anniversary of Nigeria’s Ekwulobia Diocese, the Apostolic Nuncio in the West African country has called on the people of God in the Diocese to emulate the collaborative spirit and obedience, which St. Joseph portrayed.

A procession marking the launch of the Year of St. Joseph in Kenya's Malindi Diocese. / Catholic Diocese of Malindi

Kenyan Diocese Seeking Intercession of St. Joseph to Tame Rampant Gender-Based Violence

The Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has embarked on a year-long celebration of St. Joseph with a special focus on seeking the intercession of the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary in addressing gender-based violence, which has been on the rise in various parts of the Diocese.

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International Catholic Charity Targets Institutions Dedicated to St. Joseph in Latest Aid

The Catholic charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced a number of projects in Catholic Dioceses around the world that have received a boost, including those in Africa, that are under the patronage of St. Joseph.

A statue of St. Joseph unveiled to mark the Year of St. Joseph in Kenya's Nakuru Diocese / Catholic Diocese of Nakuru/ Facebook

Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese to Enhance Men’s Participation in Church During Year of St. Joseph

The leadership of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese is planning to use the Year of St. Joseph to have the participation of men church activities improved, the Pastoral Director of the Diocese has told ACI Africa. 

St. Joseph and the Christ child. / Fr. Donald Calloway

Leadership of Gabon’s Port-Gentil Diocese Issues Guidelines for Year of St. Joseph

The leadership of Gabon’s Diocese of Port-Gentil has issued pastoral orientations to guide the people of God in the Ecclesiastical See throughout the Year dedicated to St. Joseph.

Dorothy Atuhaire Ssonko, animating Children's liturgy on the Uganda Catholic Television / Uganda Catholic Television

Children’s Year of St. Joseph Initiative in Uganda Attracts Countrywide Participation

An initiative by children at Namugongo Catholic Parish of Uganda’s Kampala Archdiocese to mark the Year of St Joseph has spread to other Parishes across the East African country, attracting other children who are eager to learn about the Saint.

Image of the banner announcing the year of St. Joseph in Kenya's  Diocese of Ngong / Fr. Boniface Mukwe/ Catholic Diocese of Ngong

Kenya’s Ngong Diocese Offering Monthly Reflections on St. Joseph in Year-long Celebration

As part of their program to celebrate the year of St. Joseph, which Pope Francis proclaimed 8 December 2020, Catholics in Kenya’s Diocese of Ngong are expected to participate in monthly reflections on the patron Saint of the Universal Church. 

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya Bert van Megen with a section of Spiritan Priests after the commissioning of Blessed Daniel Brottier Conference Hall and Accommodation facility 15 January 2021 / Credit: ACI Africa

Emulate St. Joseph, Be Good Teachers to Your Children, Nuncio in Kenya tells Fathers

As the Catholic Church all over the world continues to observe the Year of St. Joseph, which Pope Francis declared on 8 December 2020, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has called upon male parents in the East African country to emulate the father of Jesus and to be good examples to their children.

St. Joseph and the Christ child. / Fr. Donald Calloway

Why A New Consecration to St. Joseph is Spreading Like Wildfire

One of the most prominent people in the life of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph, his foster father, is also one of the quietest. And as such, he can be one of the most overlooked people in the Bible and in the Holy Family.

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Bishops of Angola Dedicate Country to St. Joseph, Pray for Peace

During a time of civil unrest, and taking a cue from Pope Francis, the Catholic bishops of Angola have dedicated their country to the protection of St. Joseph.

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk. /

Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph Tuesday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. 

Pope Francis in the Pope Paul VI hall Dec. 21, 2019. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis: This Christmas, Imitate St. Joseph's Trust in God

In a difficult situation, St. Joseph put his whole trust in God and was obedient, an example for all Catholics to imitate, Pope Francis said during the Angelus Sunday.