Knights of Columbus release film documentary on St. Joseph

By Knights of Columbus communication staff

Documentary on St. Joseph available starting December 8

After a six-week run on ABC affiliates, St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father will be available to stream for free online, to inspire continued devotion to St. Joseph: LINK

[New Haven, Connecticut, USA] – The newest Knights of Columbus documentary film, St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father, will be available at beginning Dec. 8, 2021, to coincide with the end of the Year of St. Joseph.

Produced to increase devotion to the foster father of Jesus, protector of the Holy Family and patron of the Church, the film premiered on ABC affiliates across the United States this fall.

“St. Joseph teaches us that we really find ourselves when we live for others,” said Patrick Kelly, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus. “He models for each one of us the importance of prayer, obedience and courage in our lives. The Knights of Columbus is very pleased to offer this inspiring documentary for all to watch and to discover in St. Joseph a powerful example and intercessor.”

Featuring reenactments, interviews with scholars and inspiring witness stories, the documentary provides an opportunity to learn about Jesus’ foster father from a historical perspective and shows how devotion to him can be life-changing.

“In choosing Joseph to care with a father’s love for the incarnate Son of God,” said Archbishop William Lori, supreme chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, “the eternal Father recognized in St. Joseph a man of utmost integrity — a man who perhaps had no idea what God had in mind for him but nonetheless went about his daily life and work with honesty and reliability.”

The documentary, along with a facts and discussion guide and other resources, will be posted at on Wednesday, December 8.

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