St Joseph and the Annunciation

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Prayer to St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

St. Joseph, pure spouse of Mary, we humbly ask you to obtain for us a true devotion to our tender Mother, Teacher and Queen. By divine will, your mission was associated to Mary’s. With Mary you shared sufferings and joys; with her there was a holy rivalry in virtue, work and merits; union of mind and of heart. St. Joseph, pray for fathers and mothers. Obtain for us the grace of true devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, to imitate her, to love her, to pray to her always. Draw many souls to her maternal heart.

St. Joseph, pray for us. Amen.

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One thought on “St Joseph and the Annunciation

  1. Good Morninbg and Thank you r. Kathryn J Hermes, FSP

    I found on the web, the prayers I was looking for.

    I read very little, I pray a lot and always.

    Thank you.

    Anna

    Celebrating St Joseph by Sr. Kathryn J Hermes, FSP

    [image: Picture of St. Joseph]

    Celebrating the Eucharistic sacrifice, therefore, we are most closely united to the Church in heaven, in communion with and venerating the memory first of all, of the glorious ever Virgin Mary, of blessed Joseph, and the blessed apostles and martyrs and all the saints. (from the Constitution of the Church)

    In this shortened excerpt …is laid down a tribute to the holiest of all human beings-the woman blessed among all women. Side by side with her is her husband, St. Joseph. The tribute to St. Joseph occurs almost unexpectedly, granted the explicitly pastoral and practical aims of the Council. St. Joseph is second only to Mary in dignity and in holiness; that he Joseph is more and more to be looked on as apart from the other saints, because of his singular intimate relationship to Mary and to Jesus.

    (In paragraph 51 of the Constitution we read) Let them therefore teach the faithful the authentic cult of the saints consists not so much in the multiplying of external acts but rather in the greater intensity of our active love, whereby for our own greater good and that of the whole Church we seek from the saints “example in their way of life, fellowship in their communion, and aid by their intercession.”

    *Sr. Kathryn J Hermes, FSP *

    On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 2:36 PM, St. Joseph Helps wrote:

    > Sr. Kathryn J Hermes, FSP posted: ” Prayer to St Joseph, Spouse of the > Blessed Virgin Mary St. Joseph, pure spouse of Mary, we humbly ask you to > obtain for us a true devotion to our tender Mother, Teacher and Queen. By > divine will, your mission was associated to Mary’s. With Mary you sha” >

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