Fr. Roger Landry: Growing in Devotion to Saint Joseph

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By Fr. Roger Landry, Integrated Catholic Life, March 22, 2021

Fr. Landry’s article originally appeared in The Anchor, the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass, on March 19, 2021 and appears here with the kind permission of the author.

This year’s celebration of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph on March 19 is special, coming as it does within the Year of Saint Joseph, called by the Vatican to mark the 150th anniversary of Saint Joseph’s being declared patron of the Church.

While the Solemnity is clearly one of the highlights of the Holy Year, it shouldn’t be regarded as the climax, if that means everything else thereafter will be treated as a denouement. The Year of Saint Joseph, after all, lasts for almost another nine months, until December 8. The Solemnity should, rather, be treated like a running finishing the first leg of a four-lap race: spiritually we should be just hitting our stride.  …

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