St. Theresa of Avila's "Guarantee"

"To other Saints Our Lord seems to have given power to succor us in some special necessity-----but to this glorious Saint, I know by experience, He has given the power to help us in all. Our Lord would have us understand that as He was subject to St. Joseph on earth-----for St. Joseph bearing the title of father and being His guardian, could command Him-----so now in Heaven Our Lord grants us all his petitions. I have asked others to to recommend themselves to St. Joseph, and they, too, know the same thing by experience ... "

------Autobiography VI, 9

Words of St. Thomas Aquinas About the Patronage of St. Joseph

"Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking."

St. Joseph's Virtues :
Words of Our Lady to St. Bridget of Sweden

"St. Joseph was so reserved and careful in his speech that not one word ever issued from his mouth that was not good and holy, nor did he ever indulge in unnecessary or less than charitable conversation. He was most patient and diligent in bearing fatigue; he practiced extreme poverty; he was most meek in bearing injuries; he was strong and constant against my enemies; he was the faithful witness of the wonders of Heaven, being dead to the flesh and the world, living only for God and for Heavenly goods, which were the only things he desired. He was perfectly conformed to the Divine Will and so resigned to the dispositions of Heaven that he ever repeated" May the Will of God ever be done in me!" He rarely spoke with men, but continually with God, whose Will he desired to perform. Wherefore, he now enjoys great glory in Heaven."