St. Joseph as a Patron Saint

by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

St. Joseph is the foster father of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He’s the patron saint of fathers. Joseph is also the protector of the Church. He’s one of the patrons of refugees, because he took Mary and Jesus, when Jesus was a baby, to safety in Egypt, to flee the wrath of the tyrannical King Herod. Joseph is also the patron saint of laborers, because he was a working man, a carpenter. He’s the patron saint of families and, here’s a beautiful one, he’s the patron saint of those who are dying.

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

​His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.

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