Seven Sundays of Saint Joseph

A long-standing tradition in the Church is to prepare for the feast of Saint Joseph on March 19 by dedicating the seven Sundays before it to Saint Joseph, in memory of his seven sorrows and joys.

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The custom of the Seven Sundays of Saint Joseph

Pope Gregory XVI encouraged this devotion to Saint Joseph by attaching many indulgences to it, and Blessed Pope Pius IX asked the faithful to petition Saint Joseph to alleviate the afflictions of the universal Church in those times.

Some resources to get to know Saint Joseph better:

Apostolic Exhortation "Redemptoris Custos" by Saint John Paul II

Seven sorrows and joys of Saint Joseph (shrine of Torreciudad)

"In Joseph's Workshop" (homily by Saint Josemaria)

"Saint Josemaria and the Role of Saint Joseph in Christian Life" (article by Lucas Mateo-Seco)