"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Solemnity of Our Holy Father St. Joseph

O holy father St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a great purity of heart, temperance, humility, and a fervent love of the interior life. After your example, may I do all my actions, each and every day, for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary! O blessed St. Joseph, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death in the company of Jesus and Mary. Amen.

Thank you for having adopted me as your son, provided for me in life, and protecting me from the assaults of the devil.  Thank you for having heard my prayers and for the favors you have poured out ... forgive me for having squandered these gifts, take pity upon me your prodigal, and all of those who seek your intercession!  Obtain for us the forgiveness of all our sins.  

How can I praise and thank you most holy father St. Joseph?  St. Joseph pray for me and all of those who have recourse to you - especially those I recommend to you - and those most in need of the mercy of God.

In thanksgiving for the protection and intercession of St. Joseph, I totally consecrate myself to your most pure heart.


  1. Amen!!... A beautiful prayer and painting you've posted, thanks very much.

    1. You are welcome - happy feast day.

  2. Terry,

    Did you see the beautiful image of St. Joseph sleeping on Papa Francis's desk? I am going to try and find one like it so I can have one as well. I have one beautiful image I bought many years ago and love it.

    Here's what I speak of in case you have not seen it:


    I thought maybe he had another image of the sleeping St. Joseph but this one is just as beautiful.

    1. I love his statue too. St. Joseph is definitely his protector and patron.

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    3. Terry,

      I am going to copy the beautiful prayer you have shared with us all and ask San Jose to guide me.

      I do not wish to spam but when I googled the sleeping image of him look at all the beauty I found!

      I had to delete the post because the link was just too long...will email it to you instead. ^^

      A happy St. Joseph day to all!


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