Mary and Joseph were the two people most intimately related to the Son of God Incarnate on this earth. Specially prepared and chosen by God for this mission, which they faithfully fulfilled, they are the two greatest saints ever. Being closest to Jesus in Heaven for all eternity, they are our two most efficacious intercessors. Due to their true virginal marriage to each other, we invoke them not only as individuals, but also as spouses, through prayers such as: