Saint Joseph - Butler, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 40° 51.717 W 079° 53.633
17T E 593220 N 4524021
Quick Description: A statue of Saint Joseph at Saint Paul Church in Butler, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2022 6:55:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM170ZD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
This statue of Saint Joseph is at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, located on the corner of North McKean and East New Castle Streets in Butler, Pennsylvania. The statue is in a small garden on the north side of the church. The statue depicts Saint Joseph holding the child Jesus in his arms.

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 Paul Church

Entrance Fee: None

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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