The picture of Saint Joseph shown here is a detail from a typical Italian holy card that has been used as the basis for the Lucky Mojo Curio Company’s Saint Joseph novena candle label. It shows the Saint at his carpenter’s work bench, holding the infant Jesus. This is the special form of Saint Joseph known as Saint Joseph the Worker who is petitioned for job-getting. On the work bench is a carpenter’s try-square and a wooden box plane; the bench is also outfitted with a vise.
When petitioning Saint Joseph for job-getting, it is quite common to also petition a second saint, one who is associated with or who is the Patron Saint of one’s chosen occupation or field of work. For instance, a person seeking a job as an architect might petition both Saint Joseph and the Patroness of architects, Saint Barbara, while a person seeking employment as a butcher might petition both Saint Joseph for the job and Saint Anthony, who is known among other things as the Patron of butchers. Amulet manner.