This year, we celebrate Migrant and Refugee Sunday on 25 September. The theme this year is Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees. As Josephites, this is a critical issue for us, and for our prayer and ministries. As we know, Pope Francis has proclaimed Joseph as the patron saint of refugees, and in the […]
Women artisan groups in Peru. Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of August, the prayer intention is for small businesses. The Pope’s monthly prayer intentions are a call for all of us to transform our prayers into actions; with compassion for the world, to build a […]
As Pope Francis requested, we celebrate the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on 24 July to coincide with the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne on 26 July. To honour this day, I would suggest that we light three candles. I happily share with you the three candles that would top my list.
Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of July, the prayer intention is for the elderly. The Story of Two Women There is an Alaskan Legend about two old women who were left to die when their tribe came across hard times. The families, who loved their […]
Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of June, the prayer intention is for families. Family Ties Within the family, bonds can be strong, helpful and a valuable gift. Others can be torn apart after tragedy or trauma. As Pope Francis urges us to pray for families, the […]
World Communications Day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, which sought to bring the gospel to light in the modern world. This annual celebration occurs each year on the Sunday before Pentecost. World Communications Day invites us to reflect on how we can best use […]
The Ascension occurred in the life of Jesus when he left his followers, 40 days after the Resurrection and returned to His Father in heaven. ‘Why now?’ the disciples could be thinking as He disappeared from their sight and left them with his command to go out to all the world and be like him […]
In Australia, 16-24 May 2022 has been set aside as Laudato Si’ Week by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The week culminates on 24 May, the seventh anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. Josephites have a long tradition of environmental and social awareness grounded […]
May – For Faith-Filled Young People video by The Pope Video. Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of May, the prayer intention is for faith-filled young people. In an increasingly secular world, you often wonder if there are still many people of faith, especially young […]
On 1 January every year, our Church leader, the Pope, marks the World Day of Peace with a special message inviting all people to reflect on the important work of building peace. This long tradition began with St. Paul VI in 1967 and continued with St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and now with […]
As we celebrate Christmas in 2021, the Sisters of Saint Joseph give thanks for the many gifts that have been shared during this special Year of Saint Joseph. We were delighted to receive a blessing and letter from Pope Francis acknowledging this special year.
This year’s International Migrants Day on 18 December comes at a critical moment in the history of our country and world. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has forced us, across all areas of our lives, to reconsider who we are and where we stand. It has surely been a momentous year for us, both […]