Fabulous hand-finished Sleeping St Joseph statue, boxed with prayer card.
Pope Francis’ message about the devotion to sleeping St Joseph
Pope Francis shows the sleeping posture of a statue of St. Joseph he keeps on his desk while giving a talk during a meeting with families in the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, Jan. 16. The pope spoke about his devotion to St. Joseph, foster-father of Jesus, and his practice of writing prayers on pieces of paper and slipping them under the statue so St. Joseph could sleep on them. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See PHILIPPINES-MARRIAGE Jan. 16, 2015.[/caption]
Pope Francis popularised this devotion during his visit to the Philippines in 2015 to address the families. There he mentioned: “I like St. Joseph, he is a strong man of silence. In my desk, I have an image of St. Joseph sleeping. Sleeping, he looks
after the Church. And when I have a problem, I put a letter under his statue.
So that he can dream about it.”
Sometimes in our life, we worried too much about our problems and that can cause us sleepless nights and anxiety. The Sleeping St. Joseph can remind us that if we put our cares in Gods hands he will put peace in our hearts.
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