Year of St. Joseph Speaker Event
with Dr. Mark Miravalle
St. Joseph was chosen among all men to become the husband and protector of the Mother of God and father of the Incarnate Son of God, therefore he is inextricably bound up in God’s plan of salvation for the human family.
In fact, during the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima on October 13, 1917, after the famous Miracle of the Sun had taken place, St. Joseph appeared in the sky and blessed the world while holding the Child Jesus in his arms. What does this signify for our world and the Church?
In celebration of the Year of St. Joseph, Dr. Mark Miravalle, Mariology professor at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, will visit the Diocese of Charlotte to speak about the indispensability of Saint Joseph in the life of every Christian.
Dr. Miravalle will give two talks on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Charlotte (1400 Suther Road, across from UNCC). The event will conclude with the parish’s candlelight procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. Dr. Miravalle will also have his books available for purchase.
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Schedule for Saturday, June 13, 2020
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10:00am: Daily Mass offered by Fr. Matthew Kauth, with the homily preached on St. Joseph
11:00am: First Talk: “St. Joseph: Meet Your Spiritual Father” by Dr. Miravalle
7:00pm: Second Talk: “Our Lady of Fatima and St. Joseph, Patron of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart” by Dr. Miravalle
8:00pm: Candlelight Fatima procession
The Fatima processions at St. Thomas Aquinas happen annually on the 13th evening of the month from May through October in memory of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. The devotion begins in the church with readings from the memoirs of Sister Lucia, one of the three Fatima visionaries, followed by the recitation of the Holy Rosary led by the clergy. As the rosary is recited, pilgrims are invited to pray before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and light a votive candle for their intentions. When the rosary concludes, the Our Lady of Fatima statue is solemnly processed around the parish grounds with a train of the faithful singing by candlelight in her honor.
“In our time Our Lady has helped us comprehend and love her dear and chaste husband, St. Joseph. She has told us of the mystery surrounding him and of his greatness. She has let us know something of her love for St. Joseph, that most lovable saint who for years held the Word made flesh in his arms.”Blessed Gabriele Allegra