Feast of the Holy Family

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Sunday after January 6, Epiphany
In the Roman Catholic Church the Holy Family—Jesus, Mary and Joseph—is thought to provide the perfect example of what the family relationship should be like. But it was not until the 17th century that the Holy Family was venerated as a family, and the feast itself was not officially instituted until 1921. Its popularity spread rapidly, and it is now celebrated by Roman Catholics all over the world. Each of the three members of the sacred household at Nazareth are also honored as individuals on their own feast days.
DaysCustFaith-1957, p. 37
RelHolCal-2004, p. 89
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