19 March 2007

God bless you this St. Joseph's Day!

St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, pray for us.

Oh St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interest and desires. Oh St. Joseph, do asssist me by thy powerful intercession, and obtain for me from thy divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee, and Jesus asleep in thine arms; I dare not approach while He reposeth near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen.