Unexpected blessings - parents appreciate the love and blessings of Down syndrome children

baby holding dad's hand

“Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.”

Dominican sisters recall story of firewood delivery credited to St. Joseph

stained glass showing St. Joseph holding baby Jesus while Mary sleeps

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — It was a bitterly cold night in the dead of winter 1868, and Bethlehem Academy was nearly out of firewood.

St. Joseph, model father - Part 1

statue of St. Joseph at workshop with baby Jesus

The end of April 1994 holds the record for the largest one-day tornado outbreak in North Texas.

St. Joseph, model father - Part 2

statue of St. Joseph

“Joseph found happiness not in mere self-sacrifice but in self-gift. In him, we never see frustration but only trust,” writes Pope Francis.

St. Joseph, model father - Part 3

St. Joseph statue

“Every poor, needy, suffering or dying person, every stranger, every prisoner, every infirm person is ‘the child’ whom Joseph continues to protect,” writes Pope Francis.