This room is for general discussion that doesn't specifically fit into one of the other CatholicMatch rooms. Topics should not be overly serious as this is to be more of a "cafe setting."
Saint Peter's Square was created so that more people could be in the presence of the Pope and was named after Saint Peter, one of Jesus's apostles.
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Happy Saint's Day to those of you named Joseph or Josephine!
And, Happy Saint Joseph's day to everyone here on CM ! He set us a profound example and yet didn't say a word in the Bible!
Thank you so much Pat. And Happy St Joseph's Day to you and everyone.
Rachel.....I do need to move closer to your neigborhood. What a wonderful shrine. What considerate gifts. How far is Greenville from my beloved Tiona PA childhood vacacation retreat?
Rosemarie...... "How does Joseph exercise his role as protector? Discreetly, humbly and silently, but with an unfailing presence and utter fidelity, even when he finds it hard to understand." What a man, eh? Thank you for the words from Pope Francis.
My father was a man of his hands and mind. He kept a simple plaster staue of St. Joseph on his bench. He turned to it often with humble and confident requests for wisdom and help as he worked to support our family. I have that statue behind me as I write along with a pen and small screwdriver dad always kept in his breast pocket.