St Bernard of Clairvaux wrote this of St Joseph: “Who and what manner of man this blessed Joseph was, you may conjecture from the name by which, a dispensation being allowed, he deserved to be so honored as to be believed and to be called the father of God. You may conjecture it is from his very name, which, being interpreted, means “increase””.  Saint Joseph is the “Increaser”.  He has paternal love for us and the power to increase the presence of God in our lives and to take us to greater spiritual heights.