Eternal Father, by the love which you did have for Saint Joseph, chosen by you from among all men to represent you on earth, have pity on us and on poor souls in their agony. Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father…
Eternal and divine Son, by the love which you did have for Saint Joseph, your most faithful guardian on earth, have pity on us and on all poor souls in their agony. Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father…
Eternal and Divine Spirit, by the love which you had for Saint Joseph, who with so great solicitude watched over most holy Mary the Spouse of your predilection, have pity on us and on all poor souls in their agony. Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father…
O blessed Saint Joseph! I consecrate myself to your honor, and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, protector and guide on the way to salvation. Obtain for me a great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life and of silence. Following your example, may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary! Pray for me Saint Joseph, that I may experience the peace and joy of a holy death. Amen
To you, O Blessed Joseph, do we fly in our tribulation, and having implored the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently crave your patronage also. Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and through the paternal love with which you did embrace the Child Jesus, we humbly beseech you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by his blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen followers of Jesus Christ; O most loving Father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, hear us and assist us in this our struggle with the power of darkness, and, as once you rescued the Child Jesus from harm, so now protect God’s holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity: shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, die a holy death, and obtain eternal happiness in Heaven. Amen.
O holy Saint Joseph adopt me as your child; take charge of my salvation; watch over me day and night; preserve me from occasions of sin; obtain for me purity of body and soul, and the spirit of prayer, through your intercession with Jesus. Grant me a spirit of sacrifice, of humility and self-denial; obtain for me a burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and a tender love for Mary, my Mother.
Saint Joseph, be with me in life, be with me in death, and obtain for me a favorable judgment from Jesus, my merciful Savior. Amen
“No one will ever be able worthily to praise Joseph, whom you, O true only-begotten God of the Eternal Father, designed to have for you foster father!” Saint Ephrem
“Our Lord has given me today a singular grace. He has inspired me to dedicate myself in an especial manner to Saint Joseph as to my father, leader and protector….He will be the spiritual director of my interior life, in order that I may lead that same life with him, hidden with Jesus and Mary and with his own self. I will imitate him especially in his silence regarding himself…. Saint Pierre Julien Eymard
Saint Joseph was so reserved and careful in his speech, that not one word ever issued from his mouth that was not good and holy, nor did he ever indulge in unnecessary or less charitable conversation. He was most patient and diligent in bearing fatigue; he practiced extreme poverty; he was most meek in bearing injuries; he was strong and constant against my enemies; he was the faithful witness of the wonders of Heaven, being dead to the flesh and the world, living only for God and for heavenly goods, which were the only things he desired.
Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden
“Some saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron, Saint Joseph, has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking.”
Saint Thomas Aquinas
“The two greatest personages who ever lived on this earth subjected themselves to Saint Joseph. Jesus wished to become indebted to Saint Joseph for the necessities of life, and of this holy Patriarch alone it may be said that he saved the life of his Savior. Let us love Jesus above all; let us love Mary as our Mother; but, then, how could we keep from loving Joseph, who was so intimately united to both Jesus and Mary? And how can we honor him better than by imitating his virtues? Now, what else did he do in all his life but contemplate, study and adore Jesus, even in the midst of his daily labors? Behold, therefore, our model.”
Saint Madaleine Sophie Barat
“If you compare Saint Joseph to the whole Church is he not the special and chosen being of whom and under whom the Lord was introduced into the world with becoming dignity? If all the faithful are debtors to the Virgin Mother for being made worthy through her to receive the Redeemer, there can be no doubt that next to the Mother of God we owe to Saint Joseph our special homage and veneration.”
Saint Bernardine of Siena