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Pope opens new Vatican fountain dedicated to St. Joseph

Catholic World News - July 05, 2010

On July 5, Pope Benedict XVI blessed a new fountain in the Vatican gardens, dedicated to St. Joseph.

The fountain—adorned with five bronze panels depicting scenes from the life of St. Joseph, fashioned by Italian artist Franco Murer—was commissioned by the Vatican as a tribute to Pope Benedict XVI, from whom St. Joseph is a patron saint.

As he unveiled the fountain, Pope Benedict observed that the Gospel does not include a single word from St. Joseph, who “accomplishes his work in silence.” The fountain, he said, is “a symbolic reminder of the values of simplicity and humility in accomplishing God’s will every day.”

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  • Posted by: kmbold - Jul. 05, 2010 6:57 PM ET USA

    With this news item it occurs to me that I did not see a single image or anything dedicated to St. Joseph (San Giuseppe) in Vatican City or Rome. That doesn't mean there aren't any, of course...

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