Saint Joseph

It seems that the greatness of St. Joseph has remained hidden from most of the world, even though Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph the Patron of the Universal Church in 1870. Prophecy states that in the end times St. Joseph will be recognized and loved greatly by all. It has also been prophesied that before Satan is defeated St. Joseph will be elevated from his obscurity to his rightful place of honor.

Saint Joseph was the only Saint to appear at Fatima in 1917. At that time Saint Joseph appeared while holding the child Jesus in his arms and blessing three times the pilgrims gathered there.

Isadore of Isolanis, a pious Dominican of the 16th century, prophesied that the “sound of victory will be heard in the Church when the faithful recognize the sanctity of Saint Joseph. The Lord will let His light shine. He will lift the veil, and great men [and women] will search out the interior gifts of God that are hidden in Saint Joseph. They will find in him a priceless treasure.”

Please note that Blessed Faustina (St. Faustina) wrote in her Diary that St. Joseph urged her to have constant devotion to St. Joseph. He told her to recite everyday one Our Father, one Hail Mary and One Glory Be for his special assistance and protection.

We invite you to follow St. Faustina’s example of her Devotion to St. Joseph by praying One Our Father, One Hail Mary, and One Glory Be in Honor of St. Joseph.

Let us turn to St. Joseph in prayer.

Novena to St. Joseph

Say once a day for nine days, especially beginning on March 10th and ending on March 18th, the eve of the Feast of St. Joseph

O glorious St. Joseph, descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all the patriarchs. I beseech you to intercede before The Sacred Heart of Jesus and implore Him to allow You to become a father to me; and to obtain for me the filial respect, confidence and love of a child towards you.

Present me O great Saint Joseph to the Blessed Trinity, with Whom You have a glorious and intimate bond and ask the Blessed Trinity to grant me Divine Light.

Obtain for me a lively devotion to Our Heavenly Mother, and protect me in both life and death, that I may have the happiness of dying as you did, in the friendship of Our Creator, and under the immediate protection of the Mother of God. Amen.

(Mention your intentions here)

Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.

Memorare

Most Honorable and Blessed Saint Joseph, I come before you as a beggar, seeking your help and protection. Remember most pure spouse of Mary ever Virgin, that no one who has ever had recourse to your intercession or sought your help did so without obtaining some type of relief. In your goodness I come before you now and humbly implore your help and assistance for:

Despise not my petitions Foster Father of the Redeemer, but in your kindness graciously receive these petitions so that they may be fulfilled according to God’s Holy Will. Grant that I may receive the graces necessary to accept the Will of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Fatima Prayers Ministry
June, 12, 2009