(1) S Joseph’s Feast on March 19 got under way in the 15th century and gradually spread. It celebrated S Joseph, Spouse of the Theotokos.

(2) Then his Feast as Guardian of the Universal Church was added (universal in the Latin Church from 1847), fixed on the Second Sunday (EF) after Easter (=’Third Sunday of Eastertide’ in the OF).

(3) Then, when S Pius X liberated Sundays from feasts which

Praise the Lord

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