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The Year of St. Joseph

by Anne Krakow on 2021-03-15T16:01:00-04:00 | Comments
2021: The Year of St. Joseph
The Vatican has announced that 2021 will be the Year of St. Joseph.

Pope Francis announced this in his apostolic letter Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), marking the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.

On March 19, the University will celebrate the Feast Day of St. Joseph.  The Library is happy to share images from past celebrations of the Feast Day in addition to resources about St. Joseph.

1964:  Inaugural St. Joseph's Week 

In 1964 SJU, then Saint Joseph's College, hosted a week-long celebration of St. Joseph.  Philadelphia Archbishop Krol visited campus, as did other religious figures and alumni, including Fr. Dooley '32 and Msgr. Richa.  Photographs donated by the Saint Joseph's College Photography Club documented the celebration of Dominican, Maronite, and Byzantine Liturgy Rites.

Archbishop John Krol, Mass during Saint Joseph's week, March 1964.

Selected Books about Saint Joseph
Cover ArtJoseph of Nazareth Through the Centuries by Joseph F. Chorpenning, O.S.F.S., ed.
Call Number: BS2458 .C46 2011
Publication Date: Saint Joseph's University Press, 2011

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