St. Joseph

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

Mar 9, 2021

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

Feb 24, 2021

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

Feb 18, 2021

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

Feb 13, 2021

The leadership of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese is planning to use the Year of St. Joseph to have the participation of men in 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

Feb 4, 2021

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

Feb 3, 2021

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

Jan 31, 2021

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

Jan 19, 2021

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

Jan 1, 2021

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

Dec 14, 2020

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/

Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St. Joseph

Dec 8, 2020

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

Dec 22, 2019

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.