Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

How appropriate that the 1st day of May, a month entirely dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is usually the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. St. Joseph rates two special days in the Church year: The Feast of St. Read more…


Straight from Italy!

I received the following email this morning: Hello!I am Paola, a teacher of English in an Italian secondary school. I am sending you some pics we shared in an online class about St. Joseph’s Day traditions. Hope you like them. Read more…


Happy Feast Day!

Behold the faithful and prudent servant,whom the Lord set over his own family! It is a salutary practice and very praiseworthy, already established in some countries, to consecrate the month of March to the honour of the holy Patriarch by Read more…


Why no meat?

Why is there never any meat on a St. Joseph Altar? There are two reasons for the meatless Altar. The first, and probably the more relevant reason, is that meat was a rarity for Sicilian peasants. The second reason is Read more…


When do the swallows come back to Capistrano?

On St. Joseph’s Feast Day, of course! Each year on the Feast of St. Joseph the swallows return to the Mission of San Juan Capistrano in California. The Mission has it own unique way of celebrating St. Joseph’s Day. For the 2021 Read more…