The foster-father of Jesus is also our father: such is depicted in this beautiful framed canvas. The original image is from a side altar in the Sacred Heart Church in Rome, painted by Guiseppe Rollini. Surrounded by Angels watching in great reverence and saying, "Go to Joseph" (Ite ad Joseph), St. Joseph is pictured holding the child Jesus with the humble haindmaid Mary by his side. While Joseph holds a lily to symbolize his great purity in one hand, his other hand extends in blessing over a minature church building which is presented to him by an angel and represents his patronage over the Universal Church. As Jesus was entrusted to Joseph, through Mary, for protection, leadership, and provision, so too the Church, the body of Christ, is entrusted to St. Joseph's heavenly intercession and aid.