By Edward Healy Thompson
No words of St. Joseph are recorded in Scripture; in fact, little mention is made of him there. Yet despite these seeming limitations, the Church possesses an indescribably rich knowledge of St. Joseph and of his cultus. This book will astound most readers both with its scope and depth. It is based mainly on Scripture, but also supported by Tradition and the depositions of saints. It is a carefully reasoned analysis of the entirety of that great saint's role in the history of Salvation and the life of the Church and includes details about his spiritual life and noble lineage; how he was prefigured in the Old Testament; his relationship to Mary and Jesus; and why he has been named by Pope Pius IX "The Patron of the Universal Church."