Saint Joseph is known for being the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster father to Jesus. He was promulgated by Pope Pius XII to counteract atheistic communism's celebration of May Day and to emphasize the dignity of labor and Christian values in labor relations. He is the patron saint of social justice, working men, families, fathers and married couples. The beautiful Saint Joseph statue by Jeweled Cross is made of fine pewter and is handcrafted for originality. The statue shows St. Joseph holding the tools of his carpentry trade.