Sleeping Joseph figure measures 8.25"W X 2.25"H and is made of resin/stone mix. This popular statue originates from Pope Francis' devotion to St. Joseph. He said, "I have great love for St. Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of St. Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the Church!" Pope Francis advised people to leave a "note" or prayer requests and place them under the image of the saint for help whenever they have a problem. While you both sleep, St. Joseph and God will be working hand in hand to help answer those beautiful prayers.
Posted by Adeodata on 2nd Dec 2017
Beautiful little statue, which naturally leads to prayer... It's even nicer than I thought, with very delicate features, and just the right size- perfect!
Each time I look at my sleeping Joseph, I ask the Patron of the Church to "wake up" and keep praying for Pope Francis, his fellow Pastors and his Flock: that the Vicar of Christ, above all, may be faithful to the Son of God and teach the Faith as it was handed down to him through the Apostles. I'm not at all satisfied with letting saint Joseph sleep, contrary to what others do :-) although I understand/appreciate how this statue is commonly used.
If Saint Joseph was enlightened and warned in his sleep, it was to do the right things when he woke up. Considering the evils of our times, the lack of rightful and uncompromising teaching, and the corruption of consciences affecting even our Shepherds, there's definitely no time for sleep!
Saint Joseph, when we sleep as even you slept, show us the Way and the Truth- and when we're awake, help us walk steadily, on your foster Son's footsteps!
Posted by Pat on 15th Dec 2016
This is a great looking statue for $24.00. When I saw that the manufacturer was Roman I knew it would be really nice. They have great products. I bought 5 at first and then another 3. All for Christmas gifts. I gave one already and the person loved it. The Pope Francis message makes it so meaningful.