Joseph, the father of Jesus, was responsible for teaching his son how to work, pray and learn. An often unsung hero, he showed great faith during Maryâ€™s pregnancy and great courage in protecting his unborn son from Herod. Clearly God trusted this good man to care for Jesus and Mary in all the ways a husband and father should. A carpenter by trade, Joseph is the patron saint of workers. Having died with Mary and Jesus by his side, he is also the patron saint of a happy death.