This solid bronze Saint Joseph of Nazareth Plaque, the foster father of Jesus and the husband of Mary, is an appropriate gift to celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph on March 19th. This plaque is also an ideal birthday gift or confirmation gift for all those named Joseph. And a wonderful Christmas stocking stuffer as well!
A Wall Plaque in Three Sizes
This plaque is available in three sizes: small (p66k, 2 x 1.6 inches); medium (p94m, 3.75 x 3 inches), and large (p38g, 7.9 x 6.3 inches). This solid bronze plaque has a notch on the back for easy hanging on any wall in the home or office. This solid bronze plaque–conceived and forged by a master bronzesmith in Germany–is the ideal gift for a birthday, feast day, and confirmation. An ideal gift for that special Joseph or Josephina in your life.
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
Patron Saint of Workers
Jesus was the “Son of David” because Joseph was of Davidic lineage (Matthew 1:1-17). Joseph – the “artisan, craftsman, or carpenter” (tekton in Greek – Matthew 13:55) – is depicted in this solid bronze plaque standing and holding the Christ Child. Carpentry tools lean over on the right corner of the plaque. Saint Joseph could be considered the original “blue collar worker.” He is now, in fact, the patron saint of workers. Moreover, every May 1st, the Feast of “St. Joseph the Worker” is celebrated. This solid bronze plaque is the perfect gift for a birthday, confirmation, feast day, and for that hardworking, blue collar worker in your life.