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March 19 th. is St.Joseph Day, never heard of it before I read my Old Farmers Almanac, Canadian Edition. Saint Joseph (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, “Yosef”; Greek: Ἰωσήφ) is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God the Father, his “heavenly father”).
|Saint Joseph with the Infant Jesus, Guido Reni(c. 1635)|
|Born||Bethlehem, c.90 BC|
|Died||Nazareth, July 20, 18 AD(traditional)|
|Feast||March 19 – Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary (Western Christianity), May 1 – St Joseph the Worker (Roman Catholic Church),The Sunday after the Nativity of the Lord (Eastern Christianity)|
|Attributes||Carpenter’s square or tools, the infant Jesus, staff with lily blossoms.|
|Patronage||The Catholic Church, unborn children, fathers, immigrants, workers, against doubt and hesitation, and of a happy death, Vietnam, Philippines. Many others; see .|
I am happy that Joseph got his own day, but I have been on this earth for over 67 years, attended Sunday School , Christened and Confirmed, and occational church visit since, but never heard that Joseph had his own day of celebration.
Joseph, you are my man, father of Jesus, husband of Virgin Mary, carpenter of trade, a hero of mine.