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Christian Saints

St. Joseph of Nazareth

        St. Joseph of Nazareth, descends from the line of David. He was a carpenter, Mary's husband and Jesus' foster father. He appears in many episodes of Mary's and Jesus' lives: Marriage of the Virgin, Adoration of the Magi, Flight into Egypt, Return to Nazareth. Joseph was venerated in the east from the sixth century. His cult was extended to the west thanks to St. Teresa of Aviva and the Jesuits. He was made patron saint of Mexico in 1555 and of Canada in 1624. In 1870 Pope Pius IX proclaimed St. Joseph the Patron of the Universal Church.
See: El Greco. St. Joseph and the Christ Child.
Georges de La Tour.
St. Joseph, the Carpenter
, Appearance of Angel to St. Joseph.
Fra Filippo Lippi The Adoration with St. Joseph, St. Jerome, Mary Magdalene and St. Ilarion.
Lorenzo Lotto Madonna and Child with St. Jerome, St. Joseph and St. Anne.
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Joseph with Infant Christ.
Rogier van der Weyden St. Joseph.

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