Model of dedication and hard work, St Joseph is the patron of the working class and workers in general. Diligence, carefulness, stability, serenity, self-abnegation, were the virtues of Saint Joseph in his life and work.
From St Joseph’s work, we may lean this: let us consider work not as slavery but as a privilege of greatness and nobility. On the Earth work is the supreme function of man and his whole life depends on the way he accomplishes it. To find employment say a prayer to Saint Joseph. «Saint Joseph help us to put love in our work as you silently did it in Nazareth at the service of the Holy Family.»
See the novena page.