Sunday, February 14, 2010

7 Sorrows and 7 Joys of St. Joseph - #3

Although this devotion can be done anytime, one of the more traditional times to start is seven Sundays before the March 19 Feast of St. Joseph.

Today is the third Sunday:

O glorious St. Joseph, thou faithfully obeyed the law of God, and thy heart was pierced at the sight of the Precious Blood that was shed by the Infant Savior during His Circumcision, but the Name of Jesus gave thee new life and filled thee with quiet joy. By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us the grace to be freed from all sin during life, and to die rejoicing, with the Holy Name of Jesus in our hearts and on our lips. (Say one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be)


Antiphon: And Jesus Himself was beginning about the age of thirty, being (as it was supposed) the Son of Joseph.


V: Pray for us, O holy Joseph,


R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let Us Pray.


O God, Who in Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, grant we beseech Thee, that he whom we venerate as our protector on earth may be our intercessor in Heaven. Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer taken from fisheaters.com

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