"Of old it was said to the needy and suffering people in the kingdom of Egypt: 'Go to Joseph, and do all
that he should say to you.' (Gen 41:55). The same is now said by the Sovereign Pontiff to all needy and
suffering people in the kingdom of the Church: GO TO JOSEPH...
What was truly said of the first Joseph, as to his future, and as to his goodness, his chastity, his patience,
his wisdom, his influence with the king, his power over the people, and his love for his brethren, is
verified much more perfectly, even to this day, in the second JOSEPH."
Herbert Cardinal Vaughan - Archbishop of Westminster
The National Shrine of St Joseph is located at the Benedictine Abbey of St Michael in Farnborough, only
30 miles south of London. With a direct train link with London Waterloo and the fact that the train
station in Farnborough is almost across the road from the entrance to the monastery, means that pilgrims
to the National Shrine can travel from the centre of London to the Shrine in just 40 mins. The Abbey also
houses the Catholic National Library which is itself well worth a visit.
This website is a medium to bring the shrine even closer and to encourage a strong devotion to St Joseph
through the grace of God and by visits to the National Shrine.