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Set Apart for Holiness

Image: “The Holy Family with dog” (detail) by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo | Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons “Jesus sanctified and elevated the family, set apart for noble and holy purpose. So, today, and every day, ask Jesus in…

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St. Joseph’s silent witness and example

If St. Joseph had a country song, it would be “When You Say Nothing at All,” by Keith Whitley and famously performed by Alison Krauss. Not a word of St. Joseph is recorded in Scripture. We only read of how God speaks to him and how he responds. St. John Paul II praises St. Joseph, in “Redemptoris Custos,” for his ready response to the Lord, which characterizes “Joseph’s Way.” Pope Benedict praises Joseph’s silence because it shows he is “steeped in contemplation of the mystery of God.” In all this, St. Joseph is a silent witness, not only to the mystery of the Incarnation and salvation, but to the Christian life. St. Joseph says it best when he says nothing at all.

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Lessons from the Holy Family

The Holy Family The Feast of the Holy Family celebrates the holiness and joy of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph of Nazareth. By celebrating this feast during the Christmas season, the Church wants us to see the important link between the birt…

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Lessons from the Holy Family

The Holy Family The Feast of the Holy Family celebrates the holiness and joy of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph of Nazareth. By celebrating this feast during the Christmas season, the Church wants us to see the important link between the birt…

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