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Year of St. Joseph

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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St. Joseph and the Christ Child, by Guido Reni

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

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

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

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

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St. Joseph by Guido Reni. Public Domai

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

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Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013.

Pope Francis proclaims Year of St. Joseph

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