To Saint Joseph for a Peaceful Death

“Since we all must die, we should cherish a special devotion to St. Joseph, that he may obtain for us a happy death. All Christians regard Saint Joseph as the advocate of the dying for three reasons:

First, because Jesus Christ loved him not only as a friend, but as a father, and on this account his mediation is far more efficacious than that of any other Saint.

Second, because St. Joseph has obtained special power against the evil spirits, who tempt us with redoubled vigor at the hour of death.

Third, the assistance given St. Joseph at his death by Jesus and Mary obtained for him the right to secure a holy and peaceful death for his servants. Hence, if they invoke him at the hour of death he will not only help them, but he will also obtain for them the assistance of Jesus and Mary.”   Saint Alphonsus de Liguori

Prayer to Saint Joseph for a Peaceful Death

Saint Joseph, protector of the dying, we implore you for all the dying, and beg your assistance in the hour of our own death. You merited a happy passing by a holy life, and in your last hours you had the beautiful consolation of being assisted by Jesus and Mary. Deliver us from sudden death; obtain for us the grace to imitate you in life, to detach our heart from everything worldly and daily to gather treasures for the moment of our death. Obtain for us the grace to receive the sacraments of the sick well, and with Mary, inspire us with sentiments of faith, hope, love and sorrow for sin, so that we may breathe forth our soul in peace. Amen.


3 thoughts on “To Saint Joseph for a Peaceful Death

  1. Please remember Eric McDonald in your prayers and Masses.Cry unto God for mercy.
    May The Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy upon Eric..,.
    May The Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for Eric…

    It was at Fatima that Mary urged us all to pray for the conversion of souls…
    “Our Lady of Fatima, I pray for the conversion of the soul off Eric McDonald. Please O Holy Mother of God reveal your Motherly Love to Eric.Please give him the grace to turn to Jesus and be saved.May the Light of Christ fill his soul.May The Love of God bring healing blessings to Eric.O Mother of Mercy, have mercy on Eric.O Mother of Grace , Amaze Eric with the grace of God for him.Please help him in all the day to day problems in this life; I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Our Savior and Our Lord Amen and Amen !!!
    Jesus, Mary. I love you. Save Souls !!!

    • Dear Alfred, You certainly will have our prayers and petitions offered to God for the intentions of Eric and for his good. May God reward you for your faith that this shall be done according to God’s most holy will. Sr. Kathryn J Hermes, FSP

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