7. St Joseph and the Christ Child

7. St Joseph and the Christ Child

“We have found the one about whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote – Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” (John 1:45)

Meditation: The Hidden Role of St Joseph

“With a Father’s heart: that is how Joseph loved Jesus, whom all four Gospels refer to as “the son of Joseph”. Matthew and Luke, the two Evangelists who speak most of Joseph, tell us very little, yet enough for us to appreciate what sort of father he was, and the mission entrusted to him by God’s providence.”

“Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble. Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation. A word of recognition and of gratitude is due to them all.” (Pope Francis, Patris Corde, 8 December 2020)

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Joseph Edward Nuttgens / St Joseph and the Christ Child / Stained glass / c. 1950s / Our Lady of the Angels, Nuneaton

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