Saint Joseph - Erie, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 42° 04.726 W 080° 05.440
17T E 575216 N 4658921
Quick Description: A statue of Saint Joseph outside of St. George Church in Erie, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2020 7:41:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM12Q00
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
This statue of Saint Joseph is outside of Saint George Church on Peach Street in Erie, PA. The statue is along the border of the parking lot with four other statues of saints. The statue depicts Saint Joseph holding carpenter's tools in his right hand, representing his trade, and lilies in his left, as a symbol of purity.

St. Joseph was a carpenter in Nazareth, who was betrothed to a young virgin named Mary. After the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would conceive a son by the Holy Ghost, Joseph considered quietly leaving her. However, after seeing a vision of angel who reassured him, Joseph stood by Mary. After the census was decreed by Caesar Augustus, Joseph took Mary to Bethlehem where she gave birth to the Christ child. When King Herod sought to kill the child, Joseph took Mary and Jesus and fled to Egypt. They eventually returned to Nazareth, where, as St. Luke relates, Jesus was obedient to his parents and "advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men" (St. Luke 2:52).
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Saint George Church

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Take a picture of the statue. A waymarker and/or GPSr is not required to be in the image but it doesn't hurt.
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