January 6 — St. Andre Bessette

January 6 — St. Andre Bessette

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January 6 — St. Andre Bessette
  • God's Doorkeeper: St. André of Montreal

    On January 6, 1937, the death of a humble doorkeeper for a boys' college drew over a million people to Montreal for his funeral. For forty years, Brother André Bessette of the Congregation of Holy Cross welcomed people at the door and became known as a miraculous healer. God's Doorkeeper looks at...

  • St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father

    While the Gospel has not preserved any of his words, his actions have resounded through the ages. Joseph of Nazareth stands out as the model par excellence of Christian virtue, a brilliant example of obedience to God and trust in Divine Providence. His role as protector of families in the difficu...

  • Joseph of Nazareth: The Story of the Man Closest to Christ

    This film uses creative license in telling the story of St. Joseph. Some scenes may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental guidance is suggested.

    The first feature film ever on the story of St. Joseph, who was a carpenter, the husband of Mary, and the foster father of Jesus Christ. Scriptur...

  • Episode 8 - St. Joseph and the Dark Night of the Soul

    Tune in to learn about St. Joseph and his dark night of soul during the period between Mary's Annunciation and the Birth of Christ.

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  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 1

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    Day One: Foster Father of Jesus

    Saint Joseph, you were privileged to share in the mystery of the Incarnation as the foster-father of Jesus. Mary alone was directly connected with the fulfillment of the mystery, in that she gave her consent to Christ's conception...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 2

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    Day Two: Virginal Husband of Mary

    Saint Joseph, I honor you as the true husband of Mary. Scripture says: 'Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary, and of her was born Jesus who is called Christ' (Matt. 1:16). Your marriage to Mary was a sacred contract by which ...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 3

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    Day Three: Man Chosen By The Blessed Trinity

    Saint Joseph, you were the man chosen by God the Father. He selected you to be His representative on earth, hence He granted you all the graces and blessings you needed to be His worthy representative.

    You were the m...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 4

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    Day Four: Faithful Servant

    Saint Joseph, you lived for one purpose -- to be the personal servant of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. Your noble birth and ancestry, the graces and gifts, so generously poured out on you by God -- all this was yours to serve our ...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 5

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    Day Five: Patron of the Church

    Saint Joseph, God has appointed you patron of the Catholic Church because you were the head of the Holy Family, the starting-point of the Church. You were the father, protector, guide and support of the Holy Family. For that reason...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 6

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    Day Six: Patron of Families

    Saint Joseph, I venerate you as the gentle head of the Holy Family. The Holy Family was the scene of your life's work in its origin, in its guidance, in its protection, in your labor for Jesus and Mary, and even in your death in their...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 7

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    Day Seven: Patron of Workers

    Saint Joseph, you devoted your time at Nazareth to the work of a carpenter. It was the Will of God that you and your foster-Son should spend your days together in manual labor. What a beautiful example you set for the working classes...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 8

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    Day Eight: Friend In Suffering

    Saint Joseph, your share of suffering was very great because of your close union with the Divine Savior. All the mysteries of His life were more or less mysteries of suffering. Poverty pressed upon you, and the cross of labor follo...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 9

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    Day Nine: Patron of a Happy Death

    Saint Joseph, how fitting it was that at the hour of your death Jesus should stand at your bedside with Mary, the sweetness and hope of all mankind. You gave your entire life to the service of Jesus and Mary; at death you enjoye...

  • St. Joseph: Patron of the Domestic Church (Part 4 of 4)

    In this Year of Saint Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis, Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp sit down to reflect on the earthly father chosen by the heavenly Father for his Son, Jesus Christ.

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  • St. Joseph: Patron of the Universal Church (Part 3 of 4)

    In this Year of Saint Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis, Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp sit down to reflect on the earthly father chosen by the heavenly Father for his Son, Jesus Christ.

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    In today's episode, Ben and Taylor talk about the value of Shor...

  • St. Joseph: Guardian of the Redeemer (Part 2 of 4)

    In this Year of Saint Joseph, proclaimed by Pope Francis to be December 8, 2020, through December 8, 2021, Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp sit down to reflect on the earthly father chosen by the Heavenly Father for his Son, Jesus Christ. This four-part series will begin by looking at Joseph from th...

  • St. Joseph: Old and New (Part 1 of 4)

    In this Year of Saint Joseph, proclaimed by Pope Francis to be December 8, 2020, through December 8, 2021, Dr. Ben Akers and Taylor Kemp sit down to reflect on the earthly father chosen by the Heavenly Father for his Son, Jesus Christ. This four-part series will begin by looking at Joseph from th...