Tag: St. Joseph

From Mt. Carmel to Nazareth to Mt. of Beatitudes

It is very early Thursday morning here on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. After figuring out some computer networking problems, I’m up and running again this morning! Wednesday morning begin for our pilgrimage on Mt. Carmel.  Mt. Carmel extends some 25 miles and overlooks the Jezreel Valley. Our morning began at the cave of the prophet Elijah.  You may wish to read 1 Kings, Chapters 18 – 19 for the passages which are specific to the significance of this location.  Elijah was by his own declaration a man who was zealous for the […]

Ad Limina; Day Three

Today, May 1st is a holiday in Rome and the Vatican to mark the feast of St. Joseph, the Worker. So, all the Vatican Offices are closed, meaning, there will be no meetings today. However, the Region XIII Bishops will gather for another working session at 10:00 am to further refine our thoughts in order to lead to fruitful discussions in our time with each of the dicasteries. For each group of bishops making their ad limina visit, there are three receptions.  Today, the American Graduate House of Studies, the Casa Santa Maria, will host […]

Feast of St. Joseph

This Second Weekend of Lent brought me to St. Joseph parish in Rawlins, Wyoming.  Even though we celebrated the 2nd Sunday of Lent, we also celebrated the parish feast day.  The Saturday Evening Mass had a very full church, followed by a nice dinner and reception in the parish hall. At one point in time, Carbon county was the wool capitol of the world (so I’m told by the present pastor, Fr. Sam Hayes, who now pastors his home parish.)  This community is another one that relies heavily on the energy industry of the state.  […]

4TH Sunday of Advent

The Annunciation:  The angel of the Lord declared unto…Joseph!   Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.  For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.  She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.  (Mt 1:20-21) Not only is it interesting that the angel of the Lord appears to Joseph, but the other message delivered by the angel is that the people already belong to the Lord!…for he […]

St. Joseph, Husband of Mary

As a pastor, I always placed the parish families, facilities and finances under the protection and intercession of St. Joseph, and he always provided for every parish.  As we celebrate his feast again today, I’m reminded to do the same now for the families, facilities and finances of the diocese.  St. Joseph was such a humble obedient man to God’s will.  He was a great protector and provider for Mary and Jesus.  He continues to play a crucial role in the life of the Universal Church today.  St. Joseph, Pray for us! After two days […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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