This beautifully detailed St. Joseph center measures 1 7/8″ long so it's on the larger side. It was discovered in a small antique vendor store in Portugal many years ago. A great rosary center for fathers, builders, or anyone with a special devotion to St. Joseph. Devotion to St. Joseph goes back at least as early as the 9th century! An early title used to honor him was "nutritor Domini", meaning “guardian of the Lord.”6)
He is the patron of the Universal Church, a happy death, families, fathers, expectant mothers, travelers, immigrants, craftsmen, engineers, and workers. He’s also the patron of the Americas, Canada, China, Croatia, Mexico, Korea, Austria, Belgium, Peru, the Philippines and Vietnam.