Basic Information
Name

Joseph of Bethlehem

Feast Day

March 19

Short Bio

As the divinely-ordained foster-father of the Redeemer, we know surprisingly little of St. Joseph’s life. Sts Matthew & Luke record him as a carpenter of King David’s lineage. He was inspired and guided by angels to wed Mary and escape persecution with the Christ Child into Egypt. The last mention of him is with the Finding in the Temple, during Christ’s boyhood. It is assumed that his lack of presence during Christ’s three-year ministry means he died in the loving arms of Jesus and Mary.

Patron of

The dying, Universal Church

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Personal
Born in

Bethlehem

Lived in

Bethlehem, Nazareth

Gender

Male

Form of Passing

Unknown

Roles

Virgin

Century

1st Century

Vocation

Marriage

Family & Relationships
Married to

Mary, the Mother of God

Canonization Status
Canonization

Pre-Congregation Canonization

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