St. Joseph with Child Jesus from Fontanini is a gift-boxed, 6.5” scale Fontanini Heirloom figurine made of polymer and hand-painted in Italy with non-toxic paints. This figurine also depicts the branch, held in his right hand, that flowered with lilies.
St. Joseph was by birth of the royal family of David, but was living humbly as a carpenter when God chose him to be the spouse of Mary and foster father of Jesus. When he learned that Mary was expecting, he feared to take her as his wife, but an angel told him that she conceived by the Holy Spirit. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem, again an angel appeared telling him to flee with Mary and Jesus into Egypt. Later, in another vision, Joseph was told to return to Nazareth.
Another mention of Joseph in Scripture was when he and Mary found Jesus in the temple after searching for 3 days. It is believed that St. Joseph died before the Passion of Christ.
The St. Joseph is honored as the Patron Saint of families, Patron Saint of fathers, Patron Saint of carpenters, Patron Saint of laborers, Patron Saint of house seekers, and Patron Saint of of a happy death. Saint Joseph's Feast Day is March 19.
The House of Fontanini has been creating old world sculptures in the village of Bagni di Lucca, Italy, for more than 115 years. The life-like, heirloom quality Fontanini Religious Figures are made in three sizes and the Nativities figurines are produced in seven different sizes.
Fontanini Roman Inc. 6.5” St. Joseph with Child Jesus 20-52022