- Feb 26, 2021
Joseph was, by all accounts, a just man. He sought to honor God in everything he did, and we see how such an adherence to God transformed him and gave him divine wisdom.
Pope Francis has launched a special year dedicated to St. Joseph to coincide with the anniversary of his declaration as Patron of the Catholic Church, hailing him as a model of fatherhood and a key intercessor in modern times.
A father’s love, according to divine wisdom, is expressed in how he protects, cares for, feeds, provides for, and teaches his children.
A Catholic church in Dubai is hosting a celebration to honor the United Arab Emirates’ migrant workers – many of whom are fathers separated from their homes to provide for their families.
Catholic author Myles Connolly (1897-1964) thought that fatherhood could be a path to holiness. His daughter, in a preface to a new edition of his 1951 novel ‘Dan England and the Noonday Devil,’ said a “father is called upon to model heroic love for his family.”