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March 19 | Saint Joseph, Husband of Virgin Mary,
Protector of the Order
The General Chapter of 1491, celebrated in Rome, decreed: "In all the houses and monasteries of our Order the Office of Saint Joseph, whose feast is the 19th of March, is to be celebrated." In 1722 the Order obtained the faculty of celebrating the patronage of Saint Joseph on the third Sunday of Easter, following the practice of the Recollect and Discalced Congregations of the Order which had obtained this privilege in 1700.
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