17 October 2017

St. Louis Marie de Montfort's "Hail Joseph"


Among the versions of "Hail Joseph" most widely known is that written by St. Louis Marie de Montfort. I am not aware of the saint writing anything else with regard to St. Joseph, but in this one prayer he packs tremendous insights:

     Hail Joseph the just, 
     Wisdom is with you; 
     blessed are you among all men 
     and blessed is Jesus, 
     the fruit of Mary, your faithful spouse. 
     Holy Joseph, 
     worthy foster-father of Jesus Christ, 
     pray for us sinners 
     and obtain divine Wisdom for us from God, 
     now and at the hour of our death.