Vatican City, Mar 18, 2021 / 14:00 pm
Pope Francis has invited Catholic priests to rediscover St. Joseph and learn from his fatherhood during the year dedicated to him.
Speaking to priests and seminarians on Thursday, the pope said, “I invite you to rediscover in a particular way in prayer the figure and mission of Saint Joseph, docile to the will of God, humble author of great deeds, obedient and creative servant.”
“It will do you good to place yourselves and your vocations under his mantle and learn from him the art of fatherhood, which you will soon be called to exercise in the communities and in the ministerial areas and services that will be entrusted to you,” he said in a meeting with a delegation from Rome’s Pontifical Belgian College March 18.
Pope Francis met with a small group of faculty and students of the college to mark its 175th anniversary.