Sleeping Saint Joseph Figure - A man of silence and strength, the humble Saint Joseph sleeps peacefully as the work of God takes place. The Gospel of Matthew reminds us of Our Lord's voice whispering to Joseph while he rested in the night. Place your prayer requests under the statue and call upon the intercessory prayers of the foster father of Jesus. A favorite devotional of Pope Francis, this tradition reminds us to unite with Saint Joseph as he lifts up our petitions to God.
The upcoming meeting between Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill will not only be a historic religious event, but could also have major benefits to Christians around the world, the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche reported.