Glorious St. Joseph.
Hope of the sick,
Patron of the dying,
Terror of demons,
Protector of Holy Church,
Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT – ELEVEN YEARS AGO?!? – about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph.
That post eventually was augmented with photos sent by The Great Roman™ of a terrific procession in honor of St. Joseph in the streets of Rome. HERE Happier times.
And last year from the Great Roman… I don’t think he will easily get them this year.
Bigne di San Giuseppe
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I drilled into a beautiful Gregorian chant hymn to St. Joseph in the Liturgia Horarum, the Liturgy of the Hours.
The hymn is Te, Ioseph celebrent and it is in the Liber Hymnarius for 1st and 2nd Vespers for the Feast of St. Joseph.
Also of note, Fr. Hunwicke has comments about his hymn at his fine blog, HERE.
Also we listened to an indulgenced prayer written by Pope Leo XIII, Ad Te Ioseph.
Finally, we hear St. Bernardine of Siena (+1444) preach on our Patron of the Universal Church who is Patron of the dying.