Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Saint of the Day – May 1 – Saint Joseph the Worker

The Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker

Saint Joseph the Worker is the Patron Saint of

• Catholic Church,
• unborn children,
• fathers,
• immigrants,
• workers,
• employment,
• explorer,
• pilgrims,
• traveller,
• carpenters,
• realtors,
• against doubt and hesitation, and of a happy death,
• Canada,
• Croatia,
• Korea,
• Indonesia,
• Zapotlan,
• Vietnam,
• Tagbilaran City,
• Bohol,
• Mandaue City,
• Cebu,
• Philippines

Saint Joseph the Worker Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersMarried People who became Saints

Saint Joseph the Worker brief life History

Date of Birth 1st Century BC
Country of Birth Israel in Asia
Profession He was the earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and was the foster and adoptive father of Jesus Christ.
Place of Work Nazareth
Date of Death 1st century, prior to the Passion, of natural causes
Place of Death Nazareth
Feast Day May 1
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of • Catholic Church,
• unborn children,
• fathers,
• immigrants,
• workers,
• employment,
• explorer,
• pilgrims,
• traveller,
• carpenters,
• realtors,
• against doubt and hesitation, and of a happy death,
• Canada,
• Croatia,
• Korea,
• Indonesia,
• Zapotlan,
• Vietnam,
• Tagbilaran City,
• Bohol,
• Mandaue City,
• Cebu,
• Philippines

Saint Joseph the Worker Short life History

Saint Joseph the Worker is also known as
• Joseph of Nazareth
• Joseph the Artisan
• Joseph the Betrothed

• He was a descendant of the house of David. Layman.
• He was a builder by trade; traditionally a carpenter, but may have been a stone worker.
• He was the earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
• He was the foster and adoptive father of Jesus Christ.
• He was a visionary who was visited by angels. Noted for his willingness to immediately get up and do what God told him to do.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste husband of Mary, you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty. You supported the holy family of Nazareth with the work of your hands. Kindly protect those who trustingly come to you. You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes. They look to you because they know you will understand and protect them. You too knew trial, labor and weariness. But amid the worries of material life, your soul was full of deep peace and sang out in true joy through intimacy with God’s Son entrusted to you and with Mary, his tender Mother. Assure those you protect that they do not labor alone. Teach them to find Jesus near them and to watch over Him faithfully as you have done. Amen. – Blessed Pope John XXIII

Saint Joseph the Worker
Saint Joseph the Worker