Some statues of Joseph show his staff topped with flowers. Joseph is shown with the attributes of a carpenter's square or tools, the infant Jesus, his lily blossomed staff, two turtle doves, or a spikenard. There is much we still wish we could know about Joseph -- exactly where and when he was born, how he spent his days, exactly when and how he died.
But Scripture has left us with the most important knowledge: who he was -- "a righteous man" Matthew In His Footsteps: Joseph was foster father to Jesus. There are many children separated from families and parents who need foster parents. Please consider contacting your local Catholic Charities or Division of Family Services about becoming a foster parent.
Prayer: Saint Joseph, patron of the universal Church, watch over the Church as carefully as you watched over Jesus, help protect it and guide it as you did with your adopted son. Enjoy additional prayers to St Joseph Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Majorca on November 24, , and took the name of Junipero when in , he entered the Franciscan Order.
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St. Joseph the Worker
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Saint Joseph, the Patron of Workers
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Joseph; what we know about him comes from the New Testament. Joseph married Mary, who was somewhat younger than him. Upon discovering that she was pregnant he decided to divorce her. If Joseph had publicly spurned her, Mary could have been stoned to death. Instead, Joseph attempted to ensure that no harm came either to Mary or her unborn child.
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The Holy Family spent some time in Egypt, but later returned home after another angel told him that it was safe for the family to return to Galilee. After his return home, Joseph is believed to have taught Jesus the craft of a carpenter. Here, the future saint lived the quiet and humble life of an ordinary worker.
There is only one more mention of Joseph in the Bible, when he is searching for the twelve year old Jesus who had gone missing on pilgrimage. Saint Joseph then disappears from the New Testament. The saint lived to a great old age. One source claimed that he lived until he was Saint Joseph is the patron saint of workers on account of his trade as a carpenter and his humble and modest life.
Joseph has been credited with many miracles over the centuries. Many of these have occurred in recent years. The saint was credited with curing a woman of cancer after she regularly prayed to him.