No words of St. Joseph are recorded in Scripture. In fact, little mention is made of him. Yet, despite these seeming limitations, the Church nonetheless possesses an incredibly rich knowledge of St. Joseph and his religious culture. This book will astound readers both with its scope and with its profundity. Based mainly on Scripture, but supported also by tradition and the depositions of saints, it is a carefully reasoned analysis of the entirety of that great saint’s role in the history of salvation and the life of the Church. The volume includes details about his spiritual life and noble lineage, how he was prefigured in the Old Testament, his relationship to Mary and Jesus, and why Pope Pius IX named him thus the Patron of the Universal Church.
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Mr. Healy Thompson has rendered many conspicuous services in the domain of literature to English-speaking Catholics, but never, to our mind, has he earned so powerful a title to our gratitude as when he published his great work, entitled: The Life and Glories of St. Joseph . . . a work on our beloved Founder and Patriarch which is without its equal.
—Herbert Vaughan, bishop of Salford
No literature contains a more splendid tribute to St. Joseph; for his volume gathers together all that has been said in his honor in other languages.
This is a volume which can be met by one response only; that of a sincere and grateful welcome. Mr. Healy Thompson has already laid English-speaking Catholic under obligation by his previous volumes, especially in the way of hagiology; but in The Life [and Glories] of St Joseph he has outdone them, whether we consider the importance of the subject or the fullness of its treatment.
The Life [and Glories] of St Joseph will assuredly take rank as one of the most learned and exhaustive as well as one of the most spiritual Lives of the Saint.
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Edward H. Thompson (1813–1891) served for a time in Anglican ministry as a curate before becoming Catholic in 1846. He devoted his life to providing religious knowledge, writing up until his death. Much of his published writing is made up of older works that he recomposed for contemporary audiences.