Joseph is a quiet hero, the man God trusted to be Mary’s husband and Jesus’ foster-father. Joseph showed deep faith during Mary’s pregnancy, great courage in leading his family into Egypt, and fatherly wisdom while teaching his son how to work and pray. A carpenter by trade, Joseph is the patron saint of workers. He died with Mary and Jesus by his side, and is invoked for a happy death.
Feast Day: March 19
Patronage: A Happy Death, Carpenters, Fathers, Men, Workers