Joseph, Husband of Mary

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When:
March 19, 2016 all-day
2016-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
2016-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Church of the Transfiguration
5 Bay View Dr, Orleans, MA 02653
United States

Joseph accepted the responsibility of protecting Mary and being a father to Jesus in the face of circumstances that would distress even a man of such faith and obedience as he was. He is honored for the nurturing care and protection he provided for the infant Jesus and his mother, in taking them to Egypt to escape Herod, and in raising Jesus as a faithful Jew in Nazareth. He is considered the patron saint of the working man, because he not only worked with his hands, but taught his trade to his son.