O Saint Joseph, the Church’s saint patron

O Saint Joseph, the Church’s patron saint, you who, close to the Word Incarnate, worked every day to earn your bread, drawing from Him the strength to work and labour hard; you who knew the fear of to-morrow, the bitterness of poverty; you whose person appears as a...

Prayer to the Holy Familiy composed by Pope Francis

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love, to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches. Holy Family of...

Saint Joseph, by Paul Claudel

When the tools are put in their places and the day’s work is done, When between Carmel and the Jordan, Israel falls asleep in the wheatfields and the night, As when he was once a young boy ant it began to get too dark for reading, Joseph enters with a deep sight into...

Salutation to saint Joseph by St. John Eudes

We greet you, Joseph, image of God the Father. We greet you, Joseph, father of God the son. We greet you, Joseph, temple of the Holy Spirit. We greet you, Joseph, beloved of the Blessed Trinity. We greet you, Joseph, faithful auxiliary of God’s designs. We greet you,...

Salutation to the holy Heart of Joseph

Prayer to Saint Joseph by Fr Emile Arribart We salute You, O saint Heart of Joseph united in the most saintly and pure love to the saint Heart of Mary, your spouse. We salute You, O saint Heart of Joseph, chosen by God the Father, among all men, to love tenderly the...

Saint Joseph, guardian of the Holy family

Saint Joseph, guardian of the Holy family, you whose hands were sweet enough to surround the Child God’s body; the look piercing enough to detect the work of God; the heart ingenious enough to shelter Jesus Christ from the wicked; Saint Joseph, surround each of God’s...