An icon of the life of St. Joseph. Reading from left to right and top to bottom …
- Betrothal of Mary and Joseph (Matthew 1:18b).
- An angel visits Joseph in a dream (Matthew 1:20-21).
- Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem (Luke 2:4-5).
- The birth of Jesus (Luke 2:6-8).
- The visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:11).
- The Presentation at the Temple (Luke 2:22-35).
- The flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:14-15).
- The finding in the Temple (Luke 2:46-50).
- Jesus grows “in wisdom and stature” (Luke 2:52).
- Joseph dies a happy death (Holy Tradition*).
- Joseph is welcomed into Abraham’s bosom (Holy Tradition*).
*Implied in scripture by Joseph’s absence during Jesus’ ministry and his faith in God.