Feast Day: September 1st
Saint Joshua was the son of Nun and born in the tribe of Ephraim, he was Moses' successor, and the commander of the army of Israel in the battle of Amalec, he was one of the spies that were sent in to Canaan. Life of Saint Joshua:
Joshua means "Jehovah is Savior"; the Greek name for Joshua is Jesus. Saint Joshua was the sun of Nun and was born in Ephraim; he lived to be 110 years old and was buried in the hills of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash in the 12th century B.C. Joshua was the leader of the Israelites after the death of Moses and is a big figure in the events of Exodus. He is said to be a wise leader and strategist because Joshua won many battles that were believed to be hopeless. Saint Joshua was the commander of the battle of Amalec and was one of the twelve spies that were sent into Canaan. Him and only one other spy, Caleb, had faith in God when they were sent out to explore Canaan. Even though Joshua was not a canonized saint, he exhibits the same traits and characteristics shown by those who are faithful to God. Patron Saint:
Saint Joshua is the patron saint of wise leadership, literature and reading, and intelligence gathering professionals, since during his lifetime he was one of the twelve spies of Moses’ that was sent into Canaan.
Why I Chose This Saint:
I chose this saint because he has many traits and characteristics that I admire, such as good leadership skills.
Learning about this saint’s commitment to follow god impacts my life because he stayed strong even when faced with battle and tough decision, even though his life was hard he managed to be a good leader and I really admire that in him.