Each year, St. John’s University organizes a program around the Vincentian Chair of Social Justice (VCSJ).
Articles for Vincentian View
In the middle of the Acts of the Apostles (c. 15), we find one of the first issues of exclusion in the young Christian community.
One of the great blessings of the Easter Season is the way in which the church directs our attention to the Acts of the Apostles in both the weekday and the Sunday readings.
I like the term “guardian.” It has an association with St. Joseph. Frequently he receives the title “Guardian of the Lord” and “Guardian of the Holy Family.”
In this year when Pope Francis has invited us to pay special assistance to the patriarch of the Holy Family, we have probably already heard the expression “Go to Joseph.”
One of my favorite lines in the psalms rests within Psalm 95. The prayer starts with a wonderful summon to the people to praise.
The idea of building a house attracts me when I think of Joseph.
One can hardly imagine that Jesus could use the term “father” without some reflection on the one who had been his earthly father for most of his life, Joseph.
I would love to have people describe me as “a simple man.”
How might Joseph have prayed and meditated on Psalm 27?
An important maxim in Christian tradition affirms simply lex orandi, lex credendi that can be rendered “The law of praying is the law of believing.”
Suppose that you served on the committee that debated the choice of the week to honor St. Joseph. What day would you pick?