“O Saint Joseph , I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. ” Saint Joseph , Patron of departed souls – pray for me. (Mention your intention) Amen.”
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing. Unlike most saints, Raphael was never a human being who lived on Earth.
In Catholic traditions, Joseph is regarded as the patron saint of workers and is associated with various feast days.
Colors associated with St. Joseph are said to be red or gold .
Everyone knows that Saint Joseph helps with selling a house but did you also know that there is a tradition of asking St Anthony for his intercession in finding a house? Our St Anthony Find a Home Kit has everything you need to help use the power of prayer to find a home.
O, Saint Joseph , you who taught our Lord the carpenter’s trade, and saw to it that he was always properly housed, hear my earnest plea. Saint Joseph , I am going to place you in a difficult position with your head in darkness and you will suffer as our Lord suffered, until this [ house / property ] is sold .
To Heal A Friend Think, O’ God , of our friend who is ill, whom we now commend to Your compassionate regard. that no healing is too hard if it be Your will. We therefore pray that You bless our friend with Your loving care, renew his/her strength, and heal what ails him/her in Your loving name.
God of Miracles, I will not fear, for You are with me; I will not be dismayed for You are my God. I know that my strength will come from You, You will help and heal me. It is You who upholds me with Your right hand. Thank You for being the source of my healing , I do not need to be anxious for anything.
Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Tradition says the statue should be buried upside down and facing toward the direction of the desired moved. Joseph statue upside down is symbolic for the St . Joseph needing to work extra hard to get back to right side up and into a place of honor, thus helping to bring forth a buyer to purchase the home.
The Bible offers no evidence that Joseph was older than Mary . “We know virtually nothing about Joseph , and no age is mentioned for either Joseph or Mary in the Gospels,” says Paula Fredriksen, professor emerita of scripture at Boston University, and author of Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
Joseph was the husband of the Virgin Mary, and the “Earthly” father of Jesus Christ. Now, obviously, Jesus is the child of God according to the Bible, and Mary was a virgin when she gave birth to him. So while St. Joseph is not Jesus’ actual father, he was a father figure for Jesus when he was on Earth.
Zeppole (Italian cream puffs) are ricotta-filled pastries traditionally made for the feast of St. Joseph, and a sweet treat for any season.
The carpenter’s square symbolizes Saint Joseph’s occupation and is also a symbol of accuracy and truth. The lilies symbolize integrity and indicate that Saint Joseph was the earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose purity is represented by the chaste white lily .
Every March 19th New Orleans Catholics celebrate St . Joseph’s Day by constructing elaborate altars to honor the relief St . Joseph provided during a famine in Sicily. The tradition began in the late 1800’s when Sicilian immigrants settled in New Orleans.