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

Source: catholicsaints.info