"God had chosen Philip, like a latter-day Joseph, to be her spouse"
Betrothal of the Virgin Mary by Pietro Perugino (1448-1523) - Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Joseph was the husband of Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ. Jesus was, according to the New Testament, born of a virgin birth, and Joseph was chosen by God as a suitable husband for the mother of the Christ.
Philip was Philip II of Spain who became Mary I's husband. However, Mary died childless.