Saints related to Patron-of-fathers

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  • St. Joachim
    St. Joachim is the father of Blessed Virgin Mary, the grandfather of Jesus. According to tradition,after having prayed for years to be blessed with a child, St. Joachim and St. Anne made a heroic sacrifice and dedicated their only child to the temple at age three.
  • St. Joseph
    Most people recognize St. Joseph for his role in the Christmas story, as the husband of the Virgin Mary as well as the foster father of Jesus. Because of his blessed death, assisted by the Child Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph is the patron of a happy death.
    Typically shown as a robed and bearded man. Often shown with carpentry tools, a lily and the child Jesus.