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Happy St. Joseph Day 2016 Quotes Sayings Wishes Images Funny Pictures

Happy St. Joseph Day 2016 Quotes Sayings Wishes Images Funny Pictures : March 19 always falls during Lent, and traditionally it is a day of moderation. This explains the custom of St. Joseph tables being covered with meatless dishes. If the feast day falls on a Sunday other than Palm Sunday, it is observed on the next available day, usually Monday, March 20, unless another ceremony falls on that day. Since 2008, if St Joseph’s Day falls during Holy Week, it is moved to the closest possible day before 19 March, usually the Saturday before Holy Week.

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The first appearance of Joseph is in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each contains a succession of Jesus showing ancestry from King David, but through different sons; Matthew follows the major royal line from Solomon while Luke traces another line back to Nathan, another son of David and Bathsheba. Consequently, all the names between David and Joseph are different.

When the Jesus was born, an angel again appeared to St. Joseph and told him to take the Holy Family away in order to escape the wrath of Herod.

St. Joseph’s Day is a big Feast for Italians because in the Middle Ages, God, through St. Joseph’s prayers, saved the Sicilians from a very serious drought. So in his honor, the custom is for all to wear red, in the same way, that green is worn on St. Patrick’s Day.

St Joseph’s Day Wishes Sms Pics

 Saint Joseph’s Day is just like the national day of Italy. The celebration of Saint Joseph’s Day is largely by Italian culture theme and typically consist of wearing red, parades, and drinking. Some churches may hold religious services and many schools and offices close in the County. So below in this article, you will found some new collection on quotes and blessings on this Italian festival.

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You Are In My Prayers!

Blessings Of The Lord!

A Blessed Day!

Prayers Are Answered!

Feel The Blessing!

Have A Blessed Week!

Love Of The Lord!

Saint Joseph Altar!

The Lord’s Grace!

Shower His Blessings!

When the swallows come back to Capistrano

That’s the day you promised to come back to me.

When you whispered farewell in Capistrano

‘Twas the day the swallows flew out to the sea.

All the mission bells will ring

The chapel choir will sing

The happiness you’ll bring

Will live in my memory.

When the swallows come back to Capistrano

That’s the day I pray that you’ll come back to me.

While the altar candles burn

My heart is burning too

If you should not return

I’ll still be waiting for you.

When the swallows come back to Capistrano

That’s the day I pray that you’ll come back to me,

That’s the day I pray that you’ll come back to me.

Words and Music by Rene Leon.

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St. Joseph’s Day Quotes Images

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  1.  “He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: ‘Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.’ ” — St. Bernardine of Siena

 

  1. “Those who give themselves to prayer should in a special manner have always a devotion to St. Joseph; for I know not how any man can think of the Queen of the angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Infant Jesus, without giving thanks to St. Joseph for the services he rendered them then.” — St. Teresa of Avila

 

  1. “The Lord has arrayed Joseph, like with a sun, in all which the saints possess together in regard to light and splendor.” — St. Gregory of Nazianzus

 

  1. “Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking.” — St. Thomas Aquinas

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  1. “We should, indeed, honor St. Joseph, since the Son of God Himself was graciously pleased to honor him by calling him father. The Holy Scriptures speak of him as the father of Jesus. ‘His father and mother were marveling at the things spoken — concerning Him’ (Luke 2:33). Mary also used this name: ‘in sorrow thy father and I have been seeking thee’ (Luke 2:48). If, then, the King of Kings was pleased to raise Joseph to so high a dignity, it is right and obligatory on our part to endeavor to honor him as much as we can.” — St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

  1. “St. Joseph was chosen among all men, to be the protector and guardian of the Virgin Mother of God; the defender and foster-father of the Infant-God, and the only co-operator upon earth, the one confidant of the secret of God in the work of the redemption of mankind.” — St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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Here below is the list of most important facts about the St. Joseph Day:

 

  1. St. Joseph’s Day is widely celebrated by Catholics in the Italian community.

 

  1. St. Joseph is the patron saint of Sicily.

 

  1. The altar, also known as “St. Joseph’s Table” or “la tavola di San Giuseppe,” is an important part of the ceremony. People decorate it with flowers, candles, wine and some “lucky” foods.

 

  1. Fava beans are supposedly “lucky” since they survived during a drought in Italy during the Middle Ages when nothing else did. St. Joseph, through God, saved priests from the drought, some believe.

 

  1. Lemons are also thought to be good luck on this day. A side fact: If a woman looking to get married steals a lemon from the altar, it will help her find a husband.

 

  1. Breadcrumbs are usually incorporated into dishes. They represent sawdust, which commemorates Joseph’s job as a carpenter. They could also represent the dry earth during the draught.

 

  1. Meat is usually left off the altar since St. Joseph’s Day takes place during lent. Instead, believers feast on fish and other seafood.

 

  1. St Joseph’s Day is arguably best known for its pastries, with sfinge (cream puffs) and zeppole (doughnuts) being the most popular.

 

  1. While Irish Americans wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s tradition to wear red on St. Joseph’s Day.

 

  1. St. Joseph’s Day is largely celebrated in New Orleans, which was a popular port among Sicilian immigrants in the 19th century. The French Quarter has even garnered the nickname “Little Palermo.”

This annual celebration includes:

Ringing of the historic bells

Live mariachi music

Community presentations

Special Guest Presentation On Cliff Swallows

Mission Basilica School performances

Flamenco dance performances

History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend

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