Solemnity of St Joseph


sanjosemarbellaTo you, blessed St. Joseph, we turn in our tribulation; and, after invoking the help of your Most Holy Spouse, we also confidently ask for your patronage. By that charity which united thee to the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and by the paternal love with which thou didst embrace the Child Jesus, we humbly beseech thee to turn our eyes kindly to the inheritance which Jesus Christ acquired by his Blood, and by thy power and help to succour our necessities.

Protect, O most provident Guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ; remove from us every stain of error and corruption; assist us propitiously, from heaven, our most mighty deliverer, in this struggle with the power of darkness: And as you once delivered the Infant Jesus from the imminent peril of life, so now defend the Holy Church of God from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity, and protect each one of us with perpetual patronage, that, after your example and sustained by your help, we may live holy lives and die piously, and attain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen