Feastday: March 19th & May 1st
Patron Saint of the Universal Church, unborn children, fathers, workers, travelers, immigrants, and a happy Death:
Prayers to Saint Joseph
This prayer was found in the 50th Year of Our Lord. It is almost 2000 years old. In the 16th century it was sent by the Pope to the Emperor Charles as he was going into battle. It is reported that whoever prays this prayer for nine consecutive days,or carries it with them, will not die a sudden death, nor be drowned, nor will poison take effect on them. They will not fall into the hands of the enemy, nor be burned in any fire, nor will they be defeated in battle. Imprimatur: Most Reverend George W. Air, Bishop of Trenton1
Prayer to Saint Joseph
O h, Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, Saint Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
O h, Saint Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls - Pray for us.
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