For the Insertion of the Name of Saint Joseph in the Prayers of the Mass


Research and Documentation Center – Saint Joseph’s Oratory

An invaluable resource about St. Joseph, Patron and Protector of the Universal Church, this studies booklet was originally published in 1961 by the Research and Documentation Center of St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal to promote the cause of its title.

The study traces the development of the cultus of St. Joseph in the Roman Catholic Church—with emphasis on its theological aspect—and the history of the Papacy increasing the honors due to him, especially through the sacred liturgy. While concerning the insertion of St. Joseph’s name into the Roman Canon, it particularly discusses the difficulties raised and the resulting solutions.

“The Blessed Patriarch Joseph looks upon the multitude of Christians who make up the Church as confided especially to his trust—this limitless family spread over the earth, over which, because he is the spouse of Mary and the father of Jesus Christ he holds, as it were, a paternal authority.”

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