It depicts the Saint dressed in gold.trimmered dark green and red garments. Joseph is Lying down and asleep. This position is symbolic of the Gospel:it is always in his sleep that Jesus’s adoptive father receives messages from heaven about Mary and wich name the Child should take and warnings about the danger Herod Represents, causing the flight into Egypt.
Write your prayer request and place it under the Sleeping St Joseph statue. While asleep, St Joseph will intercede for you to our Heavenly Father for your needs. This special devotion to St Joseph is recommended by Pope Francis when he visited Phillipines in Janury 2016.
“I also want to tell you something very personal. I really like St. Joseph, because he is a strong and silent man. On my desk I have a picture of St. Joseph sleeping. And while he’s sleeping, he takes care of the Church! Yup! He can do it, we know that. And when I have a problem, a difficulty, I write a piece of paper and put it under St. Joseph, because he dreams about it! This gesture means: pray for this problem! “ -Pope Francis-