End Notes

  1. Cf. St. Irenaeus, Adversus haereses, IV, 23, l: S. Ch. 100/2, pp. 692-694.
  2. Leo XIII Encyclical Epistle Quamquam pluries (August 15, 1889): Leonis XIII PM Acta, IX (1890), pp. 175-182.
  3. Sacror. Rituum Congreg., Decr. Quemadmodum Deus (December 8, 1870): Pii IX P.M Acta, pars I, vol. V, p. 282; Pius IX, Apostolic Letter Inclytum Patriarcham (July 7, 1871): loc. cit., pp. 331-335.
  4. Cf. St. John Chrysostom, In Matth. Hom. V, 3: PG 57, 57f. The Fathers of the Church and the Popes, on the basis of their common name, also saw in Joseph of Egypt a prototype of Joseph of Nazareth, inasmuch as the former foreshadowed in some way the ministry and greatness of the latter, who was guardian of God the Father’s most precious treasures—the Incarnate Word and his most holy Mother: cf., for example, St. Bernard, Super “Missus est,” Hom. II, 16: S. Bernardi Opera, Ed. Cist., IV, 33f.; Leo XIII, Encyclical Epistle Quamquam pluries (August 15, 1889): loc. cit., p. 179.
  5. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, 58.
  6. Cf. ibid., 63.
  7. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, 5.
  8. Ibid., 2.
  9. Cf. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, 63.
  10. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, 2.
  11. Sacred Congregation of Rites, Decree Novis hisce temporibus (November 13, 1962): AAS 54 (1962), p. 873.
  12. St. Augustine, Sermo 51, 10, 16: PL 38, 342.
  13. St. Augustine, De nuptiis et concupiscentia, I, 11, 12: PL 44, 421; cf. De consensu evangelistarum, II, 1, 2: PL 34, 1071;Contra Faustum, III 2: PL 42. 214.
  14. St. Augustine, De nuptiis et concupiscentia, I, 11, 13: PL 44, 421; cf. Contra lulianum, V, 12, 46: PL 44, 810.
  15. Cf. St. Augustine, Contra Faustum, XXIII, 8: PL 42, 470f.; De consensu evangelistarum, II, 1, 3: PL 34, 1072; Sermo, 51, 13, 21: PL 38, 344f.; St. Thomas. Summa Theol., m, 4. 29, a. 2 in conclus.
  16. Cf. Discourses of January 9, 16, February 20, 1980: Insegnamenti, III/I (1980), pp. 88-92; 148-152; 428-431.
  17. Paul VI, Discourse to the “Equipes Notre-Dame” Movement (May 4, 1970). n. 7: AAS 62 (1970), p. 431. Similar praise of the Family of Nazareth as a perfect example of domestic life can be found, for example, in Leo XIII, Apostolic Letter Neminem fugit (June 14, 1892); Leonis XIII PM Acta, XII (1892), p. 149f.; Benedict XV, Motu Proprio Bonum sane (July 25, 1920): AAS 12 (1920), pp. 313-317.
  18. Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio (November 22, 1981), 17: AAS 74 (1982), p. 100.
  19. Ibid., 49: loc. cit., p. 140; cf. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, 11; Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, Apostolicam Actuositatem, 11.
  20.  Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio (November 22, 1981), 85: loc. cit., pp. 189f.
  21. Cf. St. John Chrysostom, In Matth. Hom. V, 3: PG 57, 57f.
  22.  Paul VI, Discourse (March 19, 1966): Insegnamenti, IV (1966), p. 110.
  23.  Cf. Roman Missal, Collect for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  24.  Cf. ibid., Preface for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  25.  Leo XIII, Encyclical Epistle Quamquam pluries (August 15, 1889): loc. cit., p. 178.
  26. Pius XII, Radio Message to Catholic School Students in the United States of America (February 19, 1958): AAS 50 (1958), p. 174.
  27. Origen, Hom. XIII in Lucam, 7: S. Ch. 87. pp. 214f.
  28.  Origen, Hom. XI in Lucam, 6: S. Ch. 87, pp. 196f.
  29. Cf. Roman Missal, Eucharistic Prayer 1.
  30. Sacror. Rituum Congreg., Decr. Quemadmodum Deus (December 8, 1870): loc. cit., p. 282.
  31. Collectio Missatum de Beata Maria Virgine, 1, “Sancta Maria de Nazareth,’ Praefatio.
  32. Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio (November 22, 1981), 16:
  33. Leo XIII, Encyclical Epistle Quamquam pluries (August 15, 1889): loc. cit., pp. 177f.
  34. Cf. Encyclical Letter Laborem Exercens (September 14, 1981), 9: AAS 73 (1981), pp. 599f.
  35. Ibid., 24: loc. cit., p. 638. The Popes in recent times have constantly presented St. Joseph as the “model” of workers and laborers; Cf., for example, Leo XIII Encyclical Epistle Quamquam pluries (August 15, 1889): loc. cit., p. 180; Benedict XV, Motu proprio Bonum sane (July 25, 1920): loc. cit. pp. 314-316: Pius XII, Discourse (March 11, 1945), 4: AAS 37 (1945), p. 72: Discourse (May 1 1955): AAS 47 (1955), p. 406; John XXIII, Radio Address (May 1, 1960): AAS 52 (1960), p. 398.
  36. Paul VI, Discourse (March 19, 1969): Insegnamenti, VII (1969), p. 1268.
  37.  Ibid.: loc. cit., p. 1267.
  38.  Cf. St. Thomas, Summa Theol. II-II, q. 82, a. 3, ad 2.
  39.  Ibid., III q. 8, a. 1, ad 1.
  40.  Cf. Pius XII. Encyclical Letter Haurietis aquas (May 15, 1956), III AAS 48 (1956), pp. 329f.
  41. Cf. St. Thomas, Summa Theol. II-II, q. 182, a. 1, ad 3.
  42. Cf. Sacror. Rituum Congreg., Decr. Quemadmodum Deus (December 8, 1870): loc. cit., p. 283.
  43.  Ibid.: loc. cit., pp. 282f.
  44.  Leo XIII Encyclical Epistle Quamquam pluries (August 15, 1889): loc. cit., pp. 177-179.
  45.  Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici (December 30, 1988). 34: AAS 81 (1989), p. 456.
  46.  Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum, 1.
  47.  Paul VI, Discourse (March 19, 1969): Insegnamenti, VII (1969), p. 1269.
  48. Cf. Roman Missal, Collect, Prayer over the Gifts for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Prayer after Communion from the Votive Mass of St. Joseph.
  49. Cf. Leo XII “Oratio ad Sanctum Iosephum,” contained immediately after the text of the Encyclical Epistle Quamquam pluries (August 15, 1889): Leonis XIII PM. Acta, IX (1890), p. 183.
  50. Sacror. Rituum Congreg., Decr. Quemadmodum Deus (December 8, 1870): loc. cit., p. 282.
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