O St Joseph, O Mary, most holy, grant that those who are seeking the gift of holy matrimony may be persons of prayer and one in mind and of heart.   It was to the humble dwelling in Nazareth that the Angel Gabriel, a messenger from God, came to ask Mary to become the Mother of the Redeemer.

St Joseph, pure spouse of Mary, we humbly ask you to obtain for us a true devotion to our tender Mother, Teacher and Queen.  With Mary you shared sufferings and joys; with her there was a holy rivalry in virtue, work and in merit; union of mind and of heart. Grant us a holy life in imitation of the love you had for Mary, your holy spouse. Amen

St. Joseph, Mary, most holy, pray for young couples that they may seek to approach the Holy Sacrament of Marriage with true devotion and true love.



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