Patronages of St. Joseph

Excepting the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph is our most powerful intercessor in heaven due to his singular role as the Head of the Holy Family.

St. Joseph is most well-known as the patron saint of fathers, families, and workers. However, he is in fact efficacious over myriad causes.

“Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking.”

- St. Thomas Aquinas

Throughout history, many of the Church’s sons and daughters have successfully gone to St. Joseph for various needs. As a result, St. Joseph has become known for his efficacious intercession for the following professions and causes:

  • against doubt
  • against hesitation
  • accountants
  • attorneys
  • barristers
  • bursars
  • cabinetmakers
  • carpenters
  • cemetery workers
  • children
  • civil engineers
  • confectioners
  • craftsmen
  • dying people
  • educators
  • emigrants
  • exiles
  • expectant mothers
  • families
  • fathers
  • furniture makers
  • grave diggers
  • happy death
  • holy death
  • house hunters
  • immigrants
  • interior souls
  • joiners
  • laborers
  • lawyers
  • married people
  • orphans
  • people in doubt
  • people who fight Communism
  • pioneers
  • pregnant women
  • social justice
  • solicitors
  • teachers
  • travelers
  • unborn children
  • wheelwrights
  • workers
  • working people