Notice the flowing lines of the robe and the superb proportions of this statue of Saint Joseph the Patron of Workers. This statue is a great addition anywhere and especially in Christian workplaces. It’ll be a constant reminder for the workers to regard their work as an instrument of sanctification and a means of growing in holiness. Under the patronage of Saint Joseph, the craftsmen of Bethlehem carve a variety of olive wood statuettes from carefully aged and dried olive-wood found in Bethlehem, the Holy Land. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord, and not for yourselves. Remember that the Lord will reward you; you will receive what he has kept for his people. For Christ is the real master you serve” (Colossians 3:23-24).
Watch our artisans hand carving this olive wood statue at our workshop in Bethlehem: