Getting to Know St. Joseph
We are now in the Year of St. Joseph, as proclaimed by Pope Francis last December 8, 2020. This commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church will last till December 8, 2021. There is a beautiful coincidence with the celebration by Philippine Catholics of the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of Christianity in our Archipelago. It was in 1521 when Ferdinand Magellan landed in Cebu, bringing with him the Cross. As I wrote last week, Catholics in the Philippines are fortunate that during these very troubled times of the pandemic they can turn to a very powerful intercessor to ask God for protection and help, whether they be overseas workers, workers in general and fathers especially of little children.