This is Saint Joseph with the child Jesus. I was doing a Saint Joseph litany a little while back and was intrigued that one of his titles is Terror of Demons. I decided it’s very fitting for a man with the depth of faith to marry a consecrated virgin. Then, when she winds up pregnant with God’s baby, he doesn’t divorce her quietly but, instead, listens to an angel in a dream and marries her and begins the crazy roller coaster ride of life called “living according to God’s Will”.
I can’t imagine the faith it took to stay. I don’t think a lot of people would have stayed. But he did and that’s why he terrifies demons.
Saint Joseph’s feast day is March 20.
This is a print mounted on wood with a hanger in back. Please allow up to a week for artisaning.