Everyone’s Patron

St. Joseph is the patron saint of a wide variety of things and places:

  • against doubt
  • against hesitation
  • bursars
  • cabinetmakers
  • carpenters
  • Church
  • confectioners
  • craftsmen
  • dying people
  • emigrants
  • engineers
  • expectant mothers
  • families
  • fathers
  • happy death
  • holy death
  • house hunters
  • immigrants
  • interior souls
  • laborers
  • married people
  • Oblates of Saint Joseph
  • people in doubt
  • people who fight Communism
  • pioneers
  • pregnant women
  • protection of the Church
  • social justice
  • travelers
  • unborn children
  • Universal Church
  • wheelwrights
  • workers
  • working people
  • Americas
  • Austria
  • diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Belgium
  • diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Bohemia
  • diocese of Buffalo, New York
  • Canada
  • Carinthia
  • diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • China
  • Croatian people (in 1687 by decree of the Croatian parliament)
  • Florence, Italy
  • Korea
  • diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky
  • diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Mexico
  • diocese of Nashville, Tennessee
  • New France
  • New World
  • Peru
  • diocese of San Jose, California
  • Sicily
  • diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Styria, Austria
  • Turin Italy
  • Tyrol, Austria
  • Vatican II
  • Viet Nam
  • diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia
  • and on December 8, 1870, Pope Pius IX proclaimed him the patron of the Universal Church

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