Saint Joseph's Day

Happy and blessed Saint Joseph's day to all my readers! May this most wondrous of saints and patron of workers, bless you with good employment - so that as he was able to provide for the Holy Family - you too are be able to provide for yours.

This saint has blessed my household in many different ways. If you feel so moved you might want to light a candle and say a prayer in honour of him on this, his feast day.

We are having a small party for him in Amsterdam this evening followed, in all likelihood, by a misa (at Yanu's place, for those local friends who are reading).

The Prayer of Saint Joseph

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your devine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesusasleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your 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.

This prayer was found in the fiftienth year of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505 it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death, or be drowned, not shall posion take effect of them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy; or shall be burned in any fire, or shall be overpowered in battle.
Say for nine mornings for anything you may desire. It has never been known to fail, so be sure you really want what you ask.

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