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Saint Joseph of Olot
Saint Joseph of Olot with the Child Jesus in his arms. Iconography of the Saint
The figure is made of plaster and with glass eyes.
It is a sculpture from the 40s.
The figure bears the mark of the Olot Workshops. Very important workshops where they made religious images in an artisanal way.
Large piece, measures: 63 cm high.
Conditions: The statue is in very good condition.
To clarify, Saint Joseph according to Christian tradition, was the husband of Mary, who was the
mother of Jesus and therefore the putative father of Jesus. Both his life and his family ancestry
are described in the New Testament of the Bible.
To sum up, According to the Gospel of Matthew, he was a craftsman by trade, which already in
the first centuries of Christianity became a carpenter, a profession that he would have taught
his son, who is also indicated as a "craftsman.& quot; He was of humble condition, although the
genealogies present him as belonging to the line of King David.
Likewise, Joseph constitutes one of the three pillars that make up the model Christian family.
Both in its internal aspect (in the relationships between the different members that comprise
it) and in its external aspect (the family in society).
However, It can be said that Joseph was not an adoptive father in the strict sense, since there
was no adoption, no legal business equivalent to it. Joseph was the person who, according to
Christian tradition, God chose to establish a family for Jesus. And such a family was
characterized by only three elements, highlighting that of them, Joseph assumed the paternal
Joseph, a just man, was characterized in his family relationships, for treating Mary with the
utmost respect and support and for serving as a model to Jesus. It is these notes that
constitute the fundamental aspect of the Christian family seen internally. And they lead us to
affirm that Joseph is one of the central figures of Christianity, an exceptional man. Saint Joseph of Olot
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