Talk by Dr. Italy for the Year of St. Joseph showing how Jesus’ foster-father had much more impact on the human formation of Jesus than most had imagined. Jesus, disciple of Joseph, went on to teach his own disciples what he learned from his heavenly father working through his earthly foster father.
Catholics are generally very aware of the intimate bond between Jesus and his mother. What we often don’t realize is just how great an impact Joseph, as a Jewish father, would have had on the human formation of Jesus.
This talk explains how Jesus, who so successfully discipled the Twelve, was first discipled by Joseph. It will give you new insight into why it is appropriate to call St. Joseph the patron of the universal church.
For the second talk in a special series for the Year of St. Jospeph, click here.
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