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