A portrait of the virtuous Protector of the Holy Family: Saint Joseph | 2021


A brief presentation of the history of Saint Joseph, portrayed with the Child Jesus in his arms, in oil on canvas, by the artist Gabriela Vaz Meirelles. The Gospels dedicate only a few sentences to Saint Joseph and do not offer us his words. However based on the evangelical references and data from tradition and legends, we can reconstruct the image of the virtuous and loving man who watched over Mary and Jesus and took care of them on earth.



“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?”



BIBLE. Portuguese. Holy Bible. Translation of the originals using the version of the Monks of Maredsous (Belgium) by the Catholic Biblical Center. São Paulo: AVE MARIA, 1982. Claretian Edition.

Saint Joseph. Em Wikipedia. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Joseph

Learning from Joseph the Betrothed About Answering Unexpected Callings: Homily for the Sunday After the Nativity of Christ in the Orthodox Church. Eastern Christian Insights, 2012-2021, Fr. Philip LeMasters. Available at: https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/easternchristianinsights/2020/12/26/learning-from-joseph-the-betrothed-about-unexpected-callings-homily-for-the-proto-martyr-stephen-the-archdeacon-and-sunday-after-the-nativity-of-christ-and-commemoration-of-joseph-the-betrothed-da/

Apocrypha: Joseph the Carpenter. Interfaith, 2003-2021. Available at: https://www.interfaith.org/christianity/apocrypha-joseph-the-carpenter/

The Protoevangelium of James. Available at: https://www.asu.edu/courses/rel376/total-readings/james.pdf

IL Vangelo secondo Matteo. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Italy/ France: Arco Film (Rome)/ Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France (Paris), 1964. 1 DVD (137 min.).


Production and presentation:

Gabriela Vaz Meirelles


Sound, photography and editing:

GVM Fine Art Studio

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