A few months before his Blessed Repose, Saint Joseph was visited by our Most Holy Mother of God and she promised she would take him on her Feast Day. Saint Joseph then reposed in peace on the day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in 1959.
“All the Saints wrote many praises to our Panagia. But I, the poor one, have found no words more elegant or sweet to describe her, than to cry out to her at every moment: “My dear Mother! My dear, sweet Mother! When my Soul departs may it come into your hands, and through them may it be given to its Creator, your Only-begotten Son.”