This is our Saint Joseph of Nazareth Plaque, depicting the husband of Mary and foster father of Jesus, is the perfect gift to celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph on March 19th. This plaque is also an ideal confirmation gift or birthday gift for anyone named Joseph, and, of course, a wonderful Christmas present.
A Wall Plaque in Two Sizes
This solid bronze plaque is available in two sizes: small (p89k, 2 x 1.6 inches) and large (p47g, 7.9 x 6.3 inches) and will hang easily at the office or in the home. This solid bronze plaque–conceived and forged by a master bronzesmith in Germany–is an ideal birthday gift, feast day gift or confirmation gift. It is especially suited for everyone who enjoys Joseph as their namesake and for that special Joseph, Josephina or Joe in your life.
Example for Workers and for Fathers
Jesus was the “Son of David” because Joseph was of the line of David. Joseph—the tekton (Matthew 13:55, Greek for “artisan, craftsman, carpenter”)—is depicted in this solid bronze plaque holding a carpenter’s tool. Saint Joseph was the original blue collar worker and is now the patron saint of workers. In fact, every May 1st, the Feast of “St. Joseph the Worker” is celebrated. This solid bronze plaque is the perfect gift for a birthday, name day, confirmation day and for anyone who identifies with this humble saint.
At Mary’s side in the Holy Family of Nazareth stands the figure of Saint Joseph. Through his work and generous presence, he cared for and defended Mary and Jesus, delivering them from the violence of the unjust by bringing them to Egypt. The Gospel presents Joseph as a just man, hard-working and strong. But he also shows great tenderness, which is not a mark of the weak but of those who are genuinely strong, fully aware of reality and ready to love and serve in humility. That is why he was proclaimed custodian of the universal Church. He too can teach us how to show care; he can inspire us to work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us.
-Pope Francis, Laudato si, 2015