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The Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the universal Church. The year began on 8 December 2020, and concludes on 8 December 2021, according to a decree authorized by the pope.

Pope Francis had established this Year of St. Joseph so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfillment of God’s will.” The decree establishing this year indicates that the pope has granted special indulgences to mark the year. In addition to the decree, Francis issued an apostolic letter 8 December 2020 dedicated to the foster father of Jesus.

Throughout the year we are encouraged to honor St. Joseph as the guardian and protector of the Church and her faithful with heartfelt prayer and devotion, encouraging all to take his virtuous life as our model for fulfilling our personal vocation to holiness.

This page is dedicated to promoting the Year of St. Joseph. Below you will find links to educational resources, prayers and devotions.

Why Honor St. Joseph
How to Celebrate
The Consecration to St. Joseph
Devotions to St. Joseph