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.
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.