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St Joseph

Who is Saint Joseph?

In the Gospels, Joseph is the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus, and is venerated as Saint Joseph in the Catholic Church.

 

Joseph is regarded as the patron saint of workers and is associated with various feast days

 

Pope Pius XI declared him to be both the patron and the protector of the Catholic Church, in addition to his patronages of the sick and of a happy death (due to the belief that he died in the presence of Jesus and Mary).

 

In popular piety, Joseph is regarded as a model for fathers and has also become patron of various dioceses and places.

 

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