Happy Name Day, Holy Father!

WDTPRS wishes Pope Benedict a happy Name Day!

Best wishes to all of you who are honored to bear the name Joseph.

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  1. Corleone says:

    Buon Onomastica.

  2. Steve says:

    Ad Multos Annos, Holy Father!!!

  3. Glorious St. Joseph, protector of the universal church, watch over and guide our Holy Father and all of us who have the name of Joseph. Amen.

  4. Sal says:

    Best wishes to the Holy Father on his name
    day and in memory of my uncle Joseph, a faithful
    Catholic who lived his life as did St. Joseph.

  5. Amy says:

    My son, Joseph Maximilian, has requested a cake in the shape of a train for his feast day. Surely St. Joseph is smiling.

  6. teresa says:

    Also best wishes from me to our dear Holy Father!

    and St. Joseph is also the Patron Saint of China too.

    By the way, the SSPX in Switzland is promoting the principle of the Hermeneutic of Continuity.
    They write a long comment on the doctrinal discussion over the Second Vaticanum. It seems to me quite conciliar.

    here is the text in English

    But I would be very interested to see what Father Zuhlsdorf says about it.

    (But I do hope I am not posting something which Fr. Z. already discussed. )

  7. Gloria says:

    St. Joseph is co-patron with St. Patrick of the Sacramento, CA, Diocese. St. Stephen’s will have Solemn High Mass at 7pm tonight. He is also St. Stephen’s special patron to whom we give thanks for his intercessions and protection in the building up of the parish. I asked him to be patron and foster father of my family many long years ago and keep him dear to my heart.

  8. Thomas says:

    May God bless our Holy Father with long life, good health, every consolation, and great success in his endeavors.

  9. joe mc says:

    Thanks, Father. Happy St Joseph’s Day to all!

  10. little gal says:

    Thanks for the reminder. I started a novena to St. Joseph today and I will include the Holy Father with my other intention.

  11. supertradmom says:

    Long live the Pope, and happy name day!

  12. Immaculatae says:

    Thank you,Father. Happy St. Joseph’s Day to all, especially the Holy Father and all who bear the beautiful name of Joseph.

  13. EDG says:

    There is no better, kinder father than St. Joseph. Everybody, including such different people as St Teresa of Avila and Dorothy Day, knows that the first thing to do is ite ad Ioseph.

    I attended and sang at some festivities for a local order of the Sisters of St. Joseph today. They “modernized” and are not doing well, but St Joseph can and will help them if they let him. My prayers today are for them – and, of course, for my favorite Joseph right now, our Holy Father.

  14. Templar says:

    My late Mother (a Josephine and devout Catholic) used to celebrate name day with the making of some home made Zeppole. My middle name is Joseph in her honor, and she always said we celebrated St Joseph’s Feast together. They are memories of her that I cherish.

    As fate would have it, when I was praying over a year ago for a ray of hope in my Traditional wasteland of Middle Georgia, it was the Parish of St Joseph that succored me with a faithful and traditional Pastor, and a monthly Missa Cantata, and weekly low mass.

    Yes indeed, I have many many reasons to celebrate the feast of St Joseph.

    I love you Mom. Keep praying for me, as I do you.

  15. Joseph C. says:

    That’s my name, too.

  16. Joe says:

    I had the privilege of visiting St Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal yesterday. It was full of people of all languages and hues, praying piusly. I even heard some French!

  17. irishgirl says:

    I know it’s a day late-but Happy St. Joseph’s Day to our Papa!

    Joe-you went to St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal yesterday? Ooooo-I’m jealous!

  18. Derik Castillo says:

    best wishes

  19. Ken says:

    And happy Saint Benedict Day today.

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