St. Joseph Triptych

Church of Saint Agatha, Trastevere, Rome

In the central image a notably young and vigorous St. Joseph cradles the Christ Child in his arms. At left, the angel advises Joseph to take the family to Egypt (Matthew 2:13). At right, Joseph teaches Jesus carpentry.

The style appears to be of the 20th century. It may be relevant that in 1955 Pius XII instituted the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker (May 1).

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.