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    Joseph is venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church and Anglicanism. His feast day is observed by some Lutherans. [3] [4] In Catholic traditions, Joseph is regarded as the patron saint of workers and is associated with various feast days.

  2. Dec 20, 2022 · Joseph was a descendant of the house of King David. After marrying Mary, he found her already pregnant and, “being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace” (Matthew 1:19), decided to divorce her quietly, but an angel told him that the child was the Son of God and was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

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  3. Mar 19, 2018 · Already a patron saint of Mexico, Canada and Belgium, in 1870, Joseph was declared patron of the universal church by Pope Pius IX, and in 1955 Pope Pius XII established May 1 as the "Feast of ...

  4. Joseph is also patron saint of the Universal Church, families, fathers, expectant mothers (pregnant women), travelers, immigrants, house sellers and buyers, craftsmen, engineers, and working people in general. We celebrate two feast days for Joseph: March 19 for Joseph the Husband of Mary and May 1 for Joseph the Worker.

    • The Life of St. Joseph
    • The Miracles of St. Joseph
    • The Legacy of St. Joseph

    Who were St. Joseph’s parents? As with Sts. Joachim and Anne, very few details have been passed down to us about the parents of St. Joseph. At the same time, we do know with certainty the father of St. Joseph, though it can be confusing at first. In the Gospel of Matthew, St. Joseph is listed as the son of “Jacob” (Matthew 1:16). However, in the Go...

    The day St. Joseph built a staircase in New Mexico Tradition claims the mystery of the identity of the carpenter has never been satisfactorily solved, and there is not even a delivery report that might help decipher where the wood came from. During those three months, no one saw anyone entering or leaving the chapel. As the carpenter left before th...

    The churches around the world named for St. Joseph In addition to his role as patron of the Universal Church, St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, also is patron of many local parishes. As a sign of his universal appeal, we find his patronage invoked in parishes and dioceses from the Holy Land to Hanoi. Here, then, are just a few prominent churc...

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