Year of St. Joseph | December 8, 2020 - December 8, 2021

Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. Pope Francis said he was establishing the year so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.”

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Stained glass window depicting St. Joseph.

EWTN documentary highlights devotees to St Joseph, past and present

Mar 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A new documentary about St. Joseph, set to air on EWTN this month and available to watch online now for... Read more

Stained glass window depicting St. Joseph.

From Denver to Uganda, St Joseph facilitates an unexpected connection

Jan 27, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

When Daniel Campbell saw an email in his inbox last spring from Soroti, Uganda, his first thought was: Am I... Read more

The relic of the holy cloak of St. Joseph at the Basilica of St. Joseph al Trionfale in Rome.

For the Year of St. Joseph, a look at the relic of his holy cloak in Rome

Dec 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tradition holds that St. Jerome brought the mantle from the Holy Land. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2021.

Pope Francis: St. Joseph teaches us to notice the people the world ignores

Nov 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope’s new catechetical cycle is devoted to Jesus’ foster father. Read more

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni

Knights of Columbus release new documentary on St. Joseph

Oct 15, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Knights of Columbus have released a new documentary on St. Joseph, inspired by Pope Francis’s declaration of the Year... Read more

St. Joseph and the Christ child.

Saint Joseph Summit begins Thursday

Sep 24, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A California-based ministry, with the support of the Diocese of Orange, is hosting a virtual four-day summit on St. Joseph... Read more

"Song of St. Joseph" cover art

This song will debut at the upcoming St. Joseph Summit

Jul 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The upcoming Saint Joseph Summit will feature the debut of the “Song of Saint Joseph,” a new original song by... Read more

St. Joseph and the Christ Child, by Guido Reni

Upcoming Courage conference to focus on St. Joseph

May 5, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Catholic apostolate Courage International will be focusing its upcoming annual conference on St. Joseph, under the theme “St. Joseph:... Read more

A detail from St. Joseph with the Child, by Francesco Conti (1681–1760)

With 'message of hope,' consecration of California to St. Joseph coming to multiple churches

Apr 30, 2021

“In these very difficult times, we need a message of hope, and all families, marriages, men, women, children, bishops, priests,... Read more

Upcoming virtual summit seeks to increase devotion to St. Joseph

Apr 28, 2021

A virtual three-day summit dedicated to St. Joseph will feature more than 40 evangelists and aims to connect Catholics with... Read more

A detail from Joseph with the Child and the Flowering Rod, by Alonso Miguel de Tovar (1678–1752). Public Domain.

'Go to Joseph': What popes from Bl Pius IX to Francis have said about St Joseph

Apr 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

From Blessed Pius IX to Francis, popes have underlined the importance of devotion to St. Joseph. Read more

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Benedict XVI ‘delighted’ by Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis

Mar 31, 2021

In a new interview, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has expressed delight at the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope... Read more

St. Joseph by Guido Reni. Public Domai

Virtual conference to focus on St. Joseph

Feb 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

As part of the Year of Saint Joseph called for by Pope Francis, the National Shrine of St. Joseph will... Read more

Year of St. Joseph: What Catholics need to know 

Dec 10, 2020

By CNA Staff

Here’s what you need to know about the Year of St. Joseph: Read more

The Childhood of Christ, by  Gerard van Honthorst  (1592–1656). Public domain.

15 ways to gain an indulgence in the Year of St. Joseph

Dec 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Until December 2021, there are many new ways that Catholics can receive an indulgence, including entrusting their daily work to... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013.

Pope Francis proclaims Year of St. Joseph

Dec 8, 2020

Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph Tuesday in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as... Read more