Feast of St. Joseph -- March 19
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Here are three prayers to the foster Father of Jesus:

Saint Joseph, I, your unworthy child, greet you. You are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have special confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I place all my hope of salvation in you, for you are especially powerful with God and will never abandon your faithful servants. Therefore I humbly invoke you and commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death.

Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, obtain for me a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore: (Mention your request).

Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. Amen.

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Remember, most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, my loving protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or asked for your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding, therefore, in your goodness, I come before you and humbly implore you. Despise not my petitions, foster-father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen.

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Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to work side by side with Jesus in the carpenter shop of Nazareth. As a token of your own gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to respect the dignity of labor and ever to be content with the position in life, however lowly, in which it may please Divine Providence to place me. Teach me to work for God and with God in the spirit of humility and prayer, as you did, so that I may offer my toil in union with the sacrifice of Jesus in the Mass as a reparation for my sins, and gain rich merit for heaven.

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Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to die in the arms of Jesus and Mary. As a token of your own gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace of a happy death. Help me to spend each day in preparation for death. May I, too, accept death in the spirit of resignation to God's Holy Will, and die, as you did, in the arms of Jesus, strengthened by Holy Viaticum, and in the arms of Mary, with her rosary in my hand and her name on my lips!
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St. Joseph, ora pro nobis.

http://www.fisheaters.com/customslent5.html

http://www.breviary.net/propsaints/props...s03193.htm

http://www.catholictradition.org/Joseph/...-index.htm

http://www.magnificat.ca/cal/engl/03-19.htm

http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-joseph/

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08504a.htm



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Just curious, is it licit to refer to Jesus as St. Joseph's son without the qualifier of "foster?"  As in, "St. Joseph obtain grace for us to bring us ever closer to your son, Our Lord Jesus."
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Anybody going to a St Joseph's Table or eating spaghetti Milanese?
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(03-17-2012, 10:45 PM)Gerard Wrote: Just curious, is it licit to refer to Jesus as St. Joseph's son without the qualifier of "foster?"  As in, "St. Joseph obtain grace for us to bring us ever closer to your son, Our Lord Jesus."

I might think so.  Consider:

Quote:Luke 2:
48. And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing

43 And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not

Though Jesus' retort was a rebuke to them when He said  He was minding His Father's "business" (not the carpentry work).
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