Who beatified St Joseph Freinademetz?

Pope Paul VI
Joseph Freinademetz

Saint Joseph Freinademetz S.V.D.
Venerated in Catholic Church (Society of the Divine Word), (China)
Beatified 19 October 1975 by Pope Paul VI
Canonized October 5, 2003 by Pope John Paul II
Feast January 28 (January 29th in Hong Kong and the Philippines)

What did Saint Joseph Freinademetz do?

Saint Joseph Freinademetz was a priest and missionary who moved to China in 1879. His first two years of service were conducted at the diocese of Hong Kong. His duties regarded the formation of the Chinese catechists and priests. He was an itinerant missionary.

When did Joseph made up his mind to be a missionary?

Joseph began his mission of preparing salvation for Israel at age thirty, just as Jesus began His ministry of preparing salvation for the world at age thirty (see Genesis 41:46; Luke 3:23).

When was the canonization of Arnold Janssen and Joseph Freinademetz?

5 October 2003
Janssen and Joseph Freinademetz, along with Daniele Comboni (an important missionary in Africa) were canonised on 5 October 2003 by Pope John Paul II.

What is the spirituality of the SVD?

“We, members of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), an international religious-missionary congregation of brothers and priests, founded by Saint Arnold Janssen and named after the Divine Word, envision a world where dialogue is possible because people, inspired by the Word of God and empowered by the Spirit, respect …

When did St Joseph Freinademetz receive his mission cross?

March 2, 1879
He received the missionary cross on March 2, 1879 and together with another Verbite missionary, Father John Baptist Anzer, he left for China.

What was Joseph’s gift from God?

God blessed Jacob with 12 sons! Jacob especially loved his son, Joseph. Jacob loved Joseph so much, that he decided to give Joseph a robe with many beautiful colors. Joseph loved this special gift from his father.

What is the meaning of SVD in Latin in English?

The Society of the Divine Word (Latin: Societas Verbi Divini), popularly called Verbites or the Divine Word Missionaries, and sometimes the Steyler Missionaries, is a Catholic missionary religious congregation.

What is the meaning of St Arnold Janssens title Pater Dux Fundator?

“Pater Dux Fundator” Father and Founder of the three Congregations; Society fo the Divine Word (SVD), Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS) or Blue sisters, Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (SSpSAP) or Pink Sisters.

What does SVD mean in the Catholic Church?

Society of the Divine Word
Divine Word Missionary, member of Society of the Divine Word (S.V.D.), a Roman Catholic religious organization, composed of priests and brothers, founded in 1875 at Steyl, Neth., by Arnold Janssen to work in the foreign missions.

What are the SVD prayers?

“May the darkness of sin and the night of unbelief vanish before the LIGHT OF THE WORD and the SPIRIT OF GRACE, and may the HEART OF JESUS live in the hearts of all people.” “We live to Serve, not to be served!”

When was St.Joseph Freinademetz canonized as a saint?

Years later, the little farm house and quiet hamlet of Oies in the Gader Valley changed when Joseph Freinademetz, SVD, was beatified in 1975 by Pope Paul VI and then canonized a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on October 5, 2003, by Pope John Paul II in Rome.

What was the proverb about Joseph Freinademetz?

According to a Latin proverb: “To want the same thing and to reject the same thing, that is friendship.” Joseph Freinademetz lived that kind of friendship. He wanted what Christ wanted, and he rejected whatever he could not square with God’s will.

When did St.Joseph Freinademetz go to China?

In 1881, the Mission House had received its own mission territory, the Province of Shandong. Joseph was so devoted to his mission that, except to recover from an illness, he never left Shandong. Joseph had enculturated himself to China that he took on a form of dress similar to the local Chinese spiritual leaders.

Why did St.Joseph Freinademetz make the watch?

Father Freinademetz explained that as someone had made the watch, so God, the Great Spirit, had made all things. When the parents returned from the fields in the evening, the children told them about the watch. They, too, were curious to see it.