ST JOSEPH THE WORKER STATUE - 22"
Material: Handcrafted of wood resin.
This handsome Catholic statue honors the great Saint Joseph as the hard-working carpenter that the Scriptures say he was. He not only supported the Holy Family during his earthly life, but now he builds up and supports the universal family of God's people as patron of the Catholic Church. Place into cart or wish list above.
Despite his humble work and means, Joseph came from a royal lineage. Luke and Matthew disagree some about the details of Joseph's genealogy but they both mark his descent from David, the greatest king of Israel (Matthew 1:1-16 and Luke 3:23-38). Indeed the angel who first tells Joseph about Jesus greets him as "son of David," a royal title used also for Jesus.
We know Joseph was a compassionate, caring man. When he discovered Mary was pregnant after they had been betrothed, he knew the child was not his but was as yet unaware that she was carrying the Son of God. He planned to divorce Mary according to the law but he was concerned for her suffering and safety. He knew that women accused to adultery could be stoned to death, so he decided to divorce her quietly and not expose her to shame or cruelty. (Matthew 1:1)