Monday, March 19, 2012
St. Joseph Day
Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph. First entrusted with the care of Jesus, the saint has been entrusted with the care of the church and of nations for centuries.
Pope John XXIII invoked Joseph as the Patron of the Second Vatican Council; Pope Benedict entrusted pastors to Joseph’s protection; and a French bishop sees Joseph “as the ‘Father of the New Evangelization’ and ‘the holy patron of the third millennium.’” Find a synopsis of those and other patron-roles of St. Joseph here.