Saint Joseph - Erie, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jonathanatpsu
N 42° 06.740 W 080° 04.676
17T E 576229 N 4662659
A statue of Saint Joseph outside of Saint Joseph Church in Erie, PA
Waymark Code: WM12QA6
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 07/01/2020
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
Views: 1

This statue of Saint Joseph is located in a shrine dedicated to St. Joseph on the north side of the main St. Joseph Church building along West 24th Street, just east of Sassafras Street, in Erie, Pennsylvania. In the shrine there is an altar with a statue of St. Joseph holding the child Jesus, two angel statues, candles, and a kneeler.

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 Joseph Church

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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