St. Joseph is rarely depicted in the full stature of manhood. Artists throughout the years have opted to portray him either as elderly or physically meek out of a misguided understanding of chastity. This holy card depicts the Most Chaste Spouse of the Blessed Virgin in virile youth, displaying his complete dedication to fatherhood and humility. His arms are outstretched in earnest receptivity as he awaits the coming of the Messiah. The Latin title, “Prehenderat Christi – Christ Catcher” refers delicately to St. Joseph’s presence and role at the birth of Jesus.
— Thomas West, Artist
Back of the prayer card contains an original prayer by Dr. Christopher West!