Sleeping Saint Joseph statue was carefully hand-painted.
The Statue of Sleeping Saint Joseph
Joseph (Hebrew יוֹסֵף, Yosef; Greek: Ἰωσήφ, Ioseph) is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus and the stepfather of Jesus. In Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Anglican Christian traditions, he is regarded as Saint Joseph. Christian tradition places Joseph as Jesus’ foster father.
Last January 2015, Pope Francis gave an inspiring message, his message is about mercy, compassion and his call to protect family urgently. During the meeting with families the pope spoke about his devotion to St. Joseph and his practice of writing his prayers on pieces of paper and slipping them under the statue so St. Joseph could sleep on them.