New Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis on St Joseph
Published to mark
the 150th anniversary of the Proclamation of St Joseph as Patron Saint of the
Universal Church, Pope Francis offers a rich and personal reflection on the
fatherhood of St Joseph. In his pastoral and readable style, he writes about St
Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an
accepting father, a creatively courageous father, a working father and a
father in the shadows.
Announcing a year dedicated to St Joseph, the Holy
Father presents St Joseph as an example of the type of father so sorely needed
in the world and in the Church today. In St Joseph, we find a sure intercessor
in the most difficult moments and impossible situations.