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Wednesday after the 2nd Sunday after Easter – traditional Solemnity of ST. JOSEPH! – Terror of demons, Protector of Holy Church!

On this Wednesday after the 2nd Sunday of Easter, many who use the traditional calendar will opt to celebrate St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church.   This was/is a moveable feast.  The Mass formulary is essentially preserved, mutatis mutandis, in the … Read More

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19 March – Feast of ST. JOSEPH! – Hope of the sick,  Patron of the dying,  Terror of demons,  Protector of Holy Church! 

Glorious St. Joseph. Hope of the sick, Patron of the dying, Terror of demons, Protector of Holy Church,  In Rome today you eat Bigne di San Giuseppe. Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT – FIFTEEN YEARS AGO?!? – about the … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2023 – 09 – Monday 2nd Week of Advent: Joseph

A series of 5 minute daily podcasts for Advent and Christmas 2023. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2023 – 09 – Monday 2nd Week of Advent: Joseph Today, we hear about St Joseph’s choice about Mary: Send her away? Fulton … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 594, etc.

Getting your Christmas shopping done early allows you later to focus more attention on the mysteries we celebrate in this Advent/Christmas season.  Please remember me when shopping online. Thanks in advance.  To get started, click a link and Amazon will … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 447, etc.

Daily Fervorino from live stream. HERE  With Litany of St. Joseph. WORDLE  

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PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH, TERROR OF DEMONS

PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH, TERROR OF DEMONS Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, cast thy solemn gaze upon the devil and all his minions, and protect us with thy mighty staff. Thou didst flee through the night to avoid the devil’s … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Novena for the preservation of Summorum Pontificum. Save The Liturgy – Save The World

Today I saw at the French site Notre-Dame de Chrétienté a proposal for a Novena to St. Joseph to maintain the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. If there is a threat to Summorum, this is a good thing to do. If there … Read More

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Concerning the death of St. Joseph

“Let me die as did glorious St. Joseph, accompanied by Jesus and Mary, pronouncing those sweetest of names, which I hope to extol for all eternity.” This is the very end of a fine piece about the death of St. … Read More

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1 May – St. Joseph the Worker: An intercessor in time of need

I have often asserted in these pages that St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor.  I have received amazing interventions by this great saint, who is foster father of the Son of God.  I recently committed my material cares to him … Read More

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INULGENCES for St. Joseph’s Day and YEAR

Today, the Feast of St. Joseph, remember to seek the indulgences attached to invoking the intercession of St. Joseph – Cf. Preces in honorem S. Joseph. Enchiridion 1999, conc. 19; Enchiridion 1986, conc. 6. Also, since this is a year … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Friday penance in Lent on the Feast of St. Joseph

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You have frequently posted blogs stating that the Friday penance is abrogated when that Friday is a solemnity. Would that apply to a Lenten Friday also, in this case tomorrow – the solemnity of the glorious … Read More

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ITE AD IOSEPH! Go to Joseph! Wherein Fr. Z gives thanks to St. Joseph for help received.

This year has been dedicated to St. Joseph, who is Patron of the Dying, Terror of Demons and Protector of the Church. Wednesdays are customarily designated for Votive Masses of St. Joseph. Lately, because of upheaval in life, I entrusted … Read More

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SPECIAL YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH!

On the 150th anniversary of Bl. Pope Pius IX’s proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, a special “Year of St. Joseph” has been declared from today to 8 December 2021. The Apostolic Penitentiary has yet to … Read More

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St. Joseph, Patron against Communism, PRAY FOR US!

I received this image of St. Joseph today via snail mail from a reader. It seems appropriate in this time of BLM and Dems running for office and Antifa.

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Fr Z’s Kitchen: Special Friday supper for St. Joseph’s Feast

Tonight, it being the wonderful Feast of the mighty St. Joseph, it seemed that a somewhat different supper was appropriate.  And yet it is a Friday, so I opted for seafood. I had thought about some mussels and I remembered … Read More

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19 March 2020: Feast of St. Joseph – Hope of the sick,  Patron of the dying,  Terror of demons,  Protector of Holy Church! 

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 … Read More

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1 May – St. Joseph the Worker: Mighty intercessor in time of need

Pray to St. Joseph, especially in your needs concerning your work and your vocation.  St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor.  He comes through for you especially when you are specific about what you need and when you need it. I’ve … Read More

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“Te, Ioseph celebrent”, a hymn in honor of the Terror of Demons

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT – TEN 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 … Read More

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October, The Rosary, St. Joseph and YOU – ACTION ITEM!

Tomorrow, 1 October, begins a month which traditionally calls for daily recitation of the Most Holy Rosary. Dear readers… please consider, if you don’t already, daily recitation of the Rosary during October.  How wonderful it would be if you took … Read More

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A charming 15th century view of St. Joseph

Originally Published on: Mar 20, 2017 Today is [was, last year in 2017] the transferred Feast of St. Joseph.  Yesterday, a Sunday in Lent, “outweighed” the feast. St. Joseph has many titles in his beautiful litany.  We will sing them tonight … Read More

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