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DPPL 224: St. John the Baptist From The Bible

Saint John, also called the Forerunner, is found in all four gospels: 224. St. John the Baptist, the son of Zachary and Elizabeth, straddles the both Old and New Testaments. His parents were reckoned as “just before God” (Lk 1, … Continue reading

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DPPL 223: A Month For Saint Joseph

I don’t have a problem with designating a whole month for Saint Joseph. But March? It does seem that the overriding concern of Lent and sometimes Holy Week will overrun the foster father. Let’s read: 223. That the solemnity of … Continue reading

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DPPL 222: Popular Devotion to Saint Joseph

I’m more familiar with the cultural event of the Saint Joseph table, but there are many prayerful ones that do not include delicious Italian food: 222. St. Joseph plays a prominent part in popular devotion: in numerous popular traditions; the … Continue reading

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DPPL 221: Joseph in the Liturgy

Saint Joseph is no stranger to the liturgical year. The Church features him rather significantly as a person offered for our consideration: 221. The person and role of St. Joseph is frequently celebrated in the Liturgy, especially in connection with … Continue reading

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DPPL 220: The Universal Patron, and More

The importance of Joseph is recognized in the institution, in the Missal as well as in much documentation. Remember the recent authorization to mention him in the second, third, and fourth Eucharistic Prayers. Have you marked your third edition Missals … Continue reading

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DPPL 219: The Qualities of Saint Joseph

A nice list of virtues: 219. The virtues of St. Joseph have been the object of ecclesial reflection down through the centuries, especially the more recent centuries. Among those virtues the following stand out: faith, with which he fully accepted … Continue reading

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DPPL 218: Saint Joseph

Let’s spend a week with Joseph of Nazareth: 218. In activating His plan of salvation, God, in His sapient providence, assigned to Joseph of Nazareth, “the just man” (cf. Mt 1, 19), and spouse of the Virgin Mary (cf. ibid; … Continue reading

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