Tag: St Joseph

St. Joseph, Pray for Us

Joseph was the beloved husband of Mary and the beloved foster father of Jesus. The gospels describe Joseph as a tektōn. Traditionally, the word has been translated to mean “carpenter” although the Greek term suggests an artisan with wood in general...

He is Holy Joseph

St Joseph’s feast day of 2021 was really an unforgettable experience for me. This was the first feast day which I celebrated as a chaplain at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre in Malta with our patients and their loved ones who are battling the...

The Good Man

During this special year dedicated to St Joseph it would be interesting to see how certain saints viewed this splendour of patriarchs. A case in point is certainly St Faustina. When one delves deeper into her Diary one notices that, in fact, little...

St. Joseph: True Fatherhood

On the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis issued an interesting apostolic letter called Patris Corde, with a Father’s heart. Within the context of his proclamation of a yearlong...

Forever Yes

On Monday, 26 December 2019, I had my Day One shift at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta’s national hospital. Being Day One naturally means working tirelessly a twelve-hour shift, from 7.30 am till 7.30 pm. Those who have been at Mater Dei Hospital know...

Our Role in God’s Plan of Salvation

According to legend, a holy married couple in Nazareth, who had been childless for many years, was blessed with a son—and they were informed in a dream that the boy’s name was to be Joseph. They carefully raised their child in their Jewish faith...

The Perfect Man

It is, of course, proper during the Christmas season to focus our attention on the Christ child. Most of the well-known Christmas carols have Jesus as the subject, although a few give honor to the Blessed Mother. But what is rare is any mention of...

Our God Loves Dreamers

In 1825, a nine-year-old Italian boy named John dreamed that he was in a field with a crowd of children when suddenly a gang of boys began cursing and misbehaving (as though they were wild animals). Immediately, he jumped into their mix and tried to...