The Life and Glories of St. Joseph


Summary of the Course


What can be said about St. Joseph? Consider his mission: chosen to be the true Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the masterpiece of all creation, the Queen of Angels, the Mother of God! Chosen to be the true virginal Father of Jesus Christ, the Word Incarnate, the King of kings and the Lord of lords! Chosen to be the Patriarch and Protector of the Holy Catholic Church!


The greatest of all saints after Mary, St. Joseph is also a father to each one of us. Being the father of Christ, he is also the father of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church.


Msgr. João Clá Dias, Founder of the Heralds of the Gospel said that the devotion to St. Joseph is more important in our days than ever before. As the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary approaches, as the Mother of God promised at Fatima in 1917, the role of the Universal Patron of the Church is more urgent than ever. He has a very special mission in our day and in the future, in the restoration of the original splendour of the Holy Mother Church.


In this course on “The Life and Glories of St. Joseph”, Fr. François Bandet leads you on a spiritual journey to the heart of the mystery of the providential role of St. Joseph: in the Incarnation and Redemption, in the life of the Church, in the future battles of Christianity, and in the lives of each and every one of us!

Fr. François Bandet, EP Fr. François Bandet, EP

Father François Bandet EP, born in Rantoul, (Illinois, USA) in 1962, is a French-Canadian from the city of Chicoutimi (Québec). After 35 years as a consecrated layman in the Catholic Community of the Heralds of the Gospel, he was ordained a priest on July 22, 2009 for the Clerical Society "Virgo Flos Carmelii". He obtained a licentiate (2009) and a doctorate (2015) in Fundamental Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (Italy) and a licentiate (2021) in Philosophy at the Centro Universitário Ítalo Brasileiro in São Paulo (Brazil). He collaborates with the Thomist magazine "Lumen Veritatis" and is currently a missionary in Brazil.


Books on the Theology of St. Joseph 

  1. ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI. Dévotion a Saint Joseph par Saint Alphonse de Liguori, Sainte-Anne de Beaupré, Québec-Canada. 1915.
  2. Calloway, M.I.C., Donald H. Consecration to St. Joseph. Marian Press, Stockbridge MA, 2020.
  3. Cantera, O.A.R., Eugénio. San José en el Plan Divino. Monachil, Imp. de Santa Rita, 1917.
  4. Clá Dias, E.P., João S. São José, Quem O Conhece? Instituto Lumen Sapientiæ, São Paulo – SP, 2017.
  5. FILAS, S.J., Francis L. Joseph: The Man Closest to Jesus. The Complete Life, Theology and Devotional History of St. Joseph. St. Paul Editions, Boston, MA. 1962
  6. Isolano, O.P. Isidore. Somme des Dons de Saint Joseph. Amédée Chaillot Éditeur, Avignon, 1861.
  7. Lépicier, Alexis Henri-Marie Cardinal. Saint Joseph, époux de la très sainte Vierge. Traité théologique. 1932.
  8. Llamera, O.P., Bonifácio. Teologia de San José. Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, Madrid, 1953.
  9. SINIBALDI, Giacomo. La grandezza di San Giuseppe. Roma: Cuore di Maria, 1927.
  10. THOMPSON, MA, Edward Healy. The Life and Glories of St. Joseph. 2.ed. London-New York: Burns & Oates, 1891.



  1. Weigl, A. M. São José não falha. Edições Rosário, Curitiba, PR, Brasil, 1994.
  2. Heralds of the Gospel, Canada. Miracles of St. Joseph.
  3. Peña, O.A.R., Ángel – San José, el más santo de los santos. Lima-Peru, 2008.


Other works consulted 

  1. St. Augustine. Obras de San Agustin. 3. ed. Madrid: B.A.C., 2005
  2. St. Bernard. Oeuvres Complètes de Saint Bernard. Librairie de Louis Vivès, Editeur, 1865.
  3. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES. Entretien XIX. Des vertus de Saint Joseph. In: Oeuvres Complètes. 2.ed. Paris: Louis Vivès, 1862, t.III.
  4. St. Thomas Aquinas. Summa Theologiae. Complete American Edition, translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province. (Benziger Brothers New York). This edition is in the public domain.
  5. St. Peter Julian Eymard. Month of St. Joseph. Sentinel Press, 1948.
  6. St. Louis Marie de Montfort. Oeuvres Complètes. Paris: Du Seuil, 1966.
  7. St. Teresa of Avila. Obras Completas de Santa Teresa de Jesús. B.A.C., Madrid, 1951.
  8. CAMPANA, Emile. Marie dans le Dogme Catholique. Montréjeau: J.-M. Soubiron, [s.d.]