SLEEPING ST. JOSEPH FONTANINI STATUE
The Inaugural Mass of the Pontificate for Pope Francis took place on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19th. Pope Francis explained why St. Joseph is one of his most beloved saints during his trip to the Philippines: "I have great love for St. Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of Saint Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the Church!" Pope Francis advised people to leave a note under the image of the saint for help whenever they have a problem. This replica of that statue from Fontanini is made of polymer and measures 6 1/2"L.