(Saint) (March 19) (1st century) Of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mother of God and Foster-Father of Our Blessed Lord, Almighty God has revealed that he was “a just man” (Matthew 1:19). Beyond what we learn of him from Holy Scripture, the facts of his life are unknown to us. From the circumstance of his not being mentioned in the history of the Passion, it is believed that already then he had gone to his rest. Devotion to him as a Saint, fervent in the East from early ages, has later grown in the West in such marvellous wise that he is now formally constituted the Patron Saint of the Universal Church, and that the nations of Christendom vie with one another in doing him honour. The churches and altars dedicated to him in all parts of the world are literally numberless.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Joseph”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 July 2015. Web. 3 September 2015. <>