Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph the Worker, Feast of

May 1
A public holiday in Malta, celebrated with festivities throughout the country. In Valletta, a highlight of the mass conducted by the archbishop in St. John's Cathedral is the blessing of the tools and products of laborers and craftsmen.
St. Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary, was a carpenter who taught Jesus his craft. He is the patron saint of workers, laborers, carpenters, cabinetmakers, and joiners. In 1955, Pope Pius XII established the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker on May 1 as a counter-celebration to the Communists' May Day celebrations honoring workers.
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3) I conclude by picking up on the theme of work as worship in Genesis 1-3 as read and experienced in the context of the Feast of St.
51) It is in this context that we turn to a concrete example in the Feast of St.
54) It is this mystery that imbues our labor with the qualities necessary to transform such labor into worship, which is part of what the very Feast of St.

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