Saint Joseph the Worker with a Planer Wooden Figurine Outdoor Religious Statues for Sale; In the Gospel Jesus is called 'the carpenter's son'. In an eminent way, this memorial of Saint Joseph recognizes the dignity of human work, as a duty and perfection of man, as a beneficial exercise of his dominion over creation, as a service to the community, as an extension of the Creator's work, and as a contribution to the plan of salvation (cf.) Pius XII (1955) instituted this liturgical memorial in the context of Labor Day, universally celebrated on May 1.
Patronage: Fathers, Carpenters, Workers, Dying, Bursars, Attorneys-at-Law
Etymology: Joseph = added (in the family), from Hebrew
Roman Martyrology: Saint Joseph the Worker, who, a carpenter in Nazareth, provided for the needs of Mary and Jesus with his work and initiated the Son of God to work among men. Therefore, on the day on which in many parts of the world the feast of labor is celebrated, Christian workers venerate him as an example and patron.