Joseph Vir Justus

St. Joseph Shrine to the right of the Narthex. Joseph the Carpenter is shown with the young Jesus, who learned the same trade from him. The Latin above the statue reads “Joseph, the Just Man,” while to the lower left and right are bronze inscriptions, referring to the two great social encyclicals dealing with the rights and duties of workers: “Rerum Novarum,” 1891, by Pope Leo XIII, and “Quadragesimo Anno,” 1931 by Pope Pius XI. Artist from New York City.