St. Joseph

Celebrating Advent with St. Joseph

by Melannie Svoboda SND on December 2, 2019

Advent is a good time to reflect on St. Joseph. Although many things can be said about him, I have chosen to focus on three. First, Joseph takes a back seat in the gospels. John’s gospel doesn’t mention him at all. Mark refers to him only obliquely, calling Jesus “the carpenter’s son.” Luke’s focus is […]

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Brother Mickey and the Saints

by Melannie Svoboda SND on October 26, 2015

November 1 is the feast of All Saints. This feast focuses on those saints not formally canonized by the Church. (Writer Kathy Coffey calls them “God’s Glorious Nobodies.”) The feast also underscores one of the greatest treasures we have for our spiritual life: the array of holy people who have gone before us in the […]

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What Advice Would St. Joseph Give Us?

by Melannie Svoboda SND on December 16, 2013

One of the central figures of the Advent season is St. Joseph, the husband of Mary. Based on scripture, what advice would Joseph give to us? I’m suggesting perhaps these three pieces of advice.

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