May Day & Feast of St Joseph The Worker

Brigidine Sisters join citizens around the world to mark May Day on 1st May. This day  is synonymous with International Workers’ Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement. On this day we remember all workers, those seeking work and workers who are forced to work in exploitative conditions.

May 1st is also the Feast of St Joseph the Worker. He is the one person the Church calls “the Worker” and who even has a day of the year (May 1) to honor him. It’s a strange title — generic, suggestive of an infinity of trades. What does it mean to you? What aspect of this title do you appreciate?

While the following video is from Australia we could ask the same questions about migrant workers in many countries.