Who was Saint Joseph?
St. Joseph was the spouse of St. Mary, the mother of Jesus. He is the stepfather of Jesus and a joiner, not a carpentar, by trade. The homes and buildings of the Holy Land are made primarily of mud brick and stone because wood is in scant supply. Joiners would have worked with stone and brick and tile to shape, polish, and repair it. They would also have repaired wood joints and seams, gates and doors.
He is presented in art as the patriarch of the Holy Family and
the protector of the boy Jesus and the provider of Mary. He is the
patron of fathers and of tradesmen and laborers.
He was the husband of St. Mary
Saint Joseph is the patron saint of:against doubtagainst hesitation accountants attornies barristers bursars cabinetmakers carpenters cemetery workers children civil engineers confectioners craftsmen dying people educators emigrants exiles expectant mothers families fathers furniture makers grave diggers happy death holy death house hunters immigrants interior souls joiners laborers lawyers married people orphans people in doubt people who fight Communism pioneers pregnant women social justice solicitors teachers travellers unborn children wheelwrights workers working people Catholic Church (proclaimed on…