St. Joseph is nearest the Blessed Virgin in his role as her spouse and foster father of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. God granted him many divine graces, favors and the authrouty to command both Our Lady and Jesus Himself. St. Joseph lived the virtures of faith, purity, patience, humility, fidelity, obedience and devotion.
As the Patron of the Universal Church, St. Joseph, has great intercessory power in heaven. Many saints, including St. Teresa of Avila and St. André Bessette had great devotion to him. St. Teresa