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“ Year   of   St.   Joseph ”

The “Year of St. Joseph” began on December 8, 2020, and will conclude on December 8, 2021, according to the Decree authorized by the Pope.  Francis announced a “Year of St. Joseph” on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception – in honor of the 150th anniversary of Pope Pius IX’s proclamation in 1870 of St. Joseph as  “Patron of the Universal Church” (Quemadmodum Deus).

The Decree states that Pope Francis established a “Year of St. Joseph” so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.” 

In addition to the Decree, Pope Francis also issued an Apostolic Letter on December 8, 2020 dedicated to the Foster Father of Jesus Christ. The Pope explained in the Letter, titled Patris Corde (“With a father’s heart”), that he wanted to share some “personal reflections” on the holy and just Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary:

The Holy Father said, “My desire to do so increased during these months of (the) pandemic,” noting that many people had made hidden sacrifices during the crisis in order to protect others (just as St. Joseph did with the Holy Family).

Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a dailydiscreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support, and a guide in times of trouble,” he wrote. “St. Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

This is a wonderful opportunity to increase our love for St. Joseph, and knowledge, “to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal" (Patris Corde).

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LEARN MORE ABOUT GOD'S MERCY 

 

Our  Heavenly  Father  desires  to  cover  you  in

  His  Love and Mercy

 (Are you experiencing frustration or anxiety because of the stressors of your life and the world around you? Do you feel unheard and alone in your struggles? Do you feel unloved or unworthy of love?  Do you desire peace of mind and heart?

The  message  of  God's  Divine  Mercy  is  simple.

It is that God loves us – all of us.

He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others.

Thus, all will come to share His joy. 

 

Website to answer all your questions about Divine Mercy      https://www.thedivinemercy.org 

 

Enter into a Powerful Prayer Experience- unlock God's Mercy………….

                  The    Chaplet    of    Divine    Mercy                           

What is Divine Mercy? (4 min. video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvx6TWLxRjQ&t=149s   

 

https://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/chaplet

 

 

 

 

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The Peace Prayer of St. Francis

 St. Ignatius Loyola's Examen is an opportunity for peaceful daily reflective prayer. It invites us to find the movement of God in all the people and events of our day. It is simply a set of introspective prompts for you to follow or adapt to your own character and spirit. Learn how....

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“Fratelli tutti”: short summary of Pope Francis's Social Encyclical

 

 

 

 

 

 

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