In him the Old Testament finds its fitting close. He brought the noble line of patriarchs and prophets to its promised fulfillment. What the divine goodness had offered as a promise to them, he held in his arms...Remember us, Saint Joseph, and plead for us to your foster-child. Ask your most holy bride to look kindly upon us, since she is the mother of him who with the Father and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns eternally. Amen.
— St. Bernadine of Siena, Office of Readings, Solemnity of Joseph, Husband of Mary.