• 25 Oct 20

Oct 25 - “St. Joseph, Patron of Fathers” © artwork by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS.

Prayers to St. Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus, date back almost as far as Our Lord’s time! Although he came from King David’s noble lineage, St. Joseph lived a life of great humility and devotion to his Holy Family as a carpenter.

He is the patron saint of the Universal Church, and people invoke his aid for workers, families, home buyers and sellers, and the grace of a happy death, among other things. St. Thomas Aquinas once noted that St. Joseph is unique among patron saints in that he is able to assist us at any time for anything.