Light of Patriarchs “See how great was the faith of Abraham, the obedience of Isaac, the courage of David, the wisdom of Solomon. Remember that Joseph is…at the head of the saints, the kings, the prophets, the patriarchs, that he is more faithful than Abraham, more obedient than Isaac, more generous than David, wiser than Solomon, in a word, as superior in grace as he is close to the source, Jesus sleeping in his arms.” –Blessed William Joseph Chaminade
St. Joseph, patriarch and foster father of Jesus, is the patron saint of heads of the family. He is invoked and prayed to for guidance and assistance to husbands and fathers. St. Joseph “concretely expressed his fatherhood by making an offering of himself in love, a love placed at the service of the Messiah who was growing to maturity in his home,” writes Pope Francis, quoting his predecessor St Paul VI.