SLEEPING ST. JOSEPH
Pope Francis' Inaugural Mass took place on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19th. During his trip to the Philippines, Pope Francis explained why St. Joseph is one of his most beloved saints: "I have great love for St. Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of St. 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 statue was designed with Pope Francis' devotion in mind. It is made of resin and measures 8"L.