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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Prayers to St Joseph

Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking. – St. Thomas Aquinas

O glorious patriarch 
who merited to be called just by the Holy Spirit, 
I urgently recommend to you the soul of 

(State the name[s] here),

which Jesus redeemed at the price of His Precious Blood. 
You know how deplorable is the state
and how unhappy the life 
of those who have banished this loving Saviour 
from their hearts, 
and how greatly they are exposed to the danger 
of losing Him eternally. 
Permit not, I beseech you, 
that a soul so dear to me 
should continue any longer in its evil ways. 
Preserve it from the danger that threatens it. 
Touch the heart of this prodigal child, 
and conduct them back 
to the bosom of the fondest of fathers. 
Abandon them not, I implore you, 
until you have opened to him 
the gates of the heavenly city,
where they will praise and bless you 
throughout eternity for the happiness 
which he will owe to your powerful intercession.

("Life with Joseph," Rev. Paul J. Gorman, Nihil Obstat: Richard J. Schuler, Imprimatur: Archbishop John R. Roach, D.D.)

“Men of every rank and country should fly to the trust and guard of the blessed Joseph,” especially fathers of families, Pope Leo XIII wrote in his encyclical on devotion to St. Joseph, Quamquam pluries.

The children of the world are ignorant regarding the privileges and rights which the Most High has conferred on my holy spouse, and the power of his intercession with the Divine Majesty and with me. But I assure you, my daughter, that in Heaven he is most intimate with the Lord, and has great power to avert the punishment of Divine justice from sinners. In all trials seek his intercession, because the Heavenly Father will grant whatever my spouse asks. – Ven. Mary of Agreda


Great Saint Joseph, who wast as a father to our Divine Saviour, we offer and consecrate to thee this child. Deign to be (his) protector and (his) father. Preserve in (him) the precious treasure of innocence. Protect (him) from all dangers to body and soul, and inspire in (him) from (his) earliest days a tender love for thee, for Mary, thy immaculate Spouse, and for JESUS, thy adorable Son. May thy holy protection be with (him) throughout (his) life. Watch over all (his) ways, guide (him) in all (his) enterprises, conduct (him) always in the path of the precepts of the LORD, and deign to bring (him) at the moment of (his) death into the Heavenly Jerusalem, there eternally to sing the Divine mercies, and thy paternal bounty. Amen.


Great Saint Joseph, who wast chosen of God to be the head of the holiest and most august of families, deign to cast thy eyes upon us, and take us this day under thy special protection. Holy Patriarch, model of the holiest faith, and of the most perfect virtues, obtain for all the members of this family grace to withstand the dangers and seductions of the world, and to remain stedfastly attached to the LORD. Obtain for us that, always united by the bonds of the most tender charity, and encouraging one another mutually in good works, we may taste under thy auspices the sweetness of that peace which JESUS has promised to His true disciples. But above all, when our last hour shall come, obtain for us that we may find grace before the Sovereign Judge, so that, reunited in heaven at the foot of Thy Throne, we may celebrate everlastingly the glory of GOD and thy praise. Amen.

For Purity

Saint Joseph, father and guardian of virgins, to whose faithful keeping Christ Jesus, innocence itself, and Mary, the virgin of virgins was entrusted, I pray and beseech you by that twofold and most precious charge, by Jesus and Mary, to save me from all uncleanness, to keep my mind untainted, my heart pure, and my body chaste; and to help me always to serve Jesus and Mary in perfect chastity. Amen.

St. Joseph was chosen among all men, to be the protector and guardian of the Virgin Mother of God; the defender and foster-father of the Infant-God, and the only co-operator upon earth, the one confidant of the secret of God in the work of the redemption of mankind. – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Prayer in a difficult problem

Oh glorious St. Joseph, thou who hast power to render possible even things which are considered impossible, come to our aid in our present trouble and distress. Take this important and difficult affair under thy particular protection, that it may end happily. (Name your request.)O dear St. Joseph, all our confidence is in thee. let it not be said that we would invoke thee in vain; and since thou art so powerful with Jesus and Mary. show that thy goodness equals thy power. Amen, St. Joseph, friend of the sacred heart, pray for us.

Joseph the patron saint of fighting communism and socialism

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