PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH

Patron Saint of Universal Church (jubilee year 2021)


Patron Saint of Fathers, Patron Saint of Families. Patron Saint of Married People

Terror of Demons

and

Head of the Holy Family 


Original prayer: Leo XIII, Quamquam Pluries. 15 aug. 1889.


O blessed Joseph,

Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,

the chosen off-spring of Jesus Christ.

Keep from us, O most loving Father,

all blight of error and corruption.

Aid us from on high, most valiant defender,

in this conflict with the powers of darkness.


And even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus

from the peril of His life,

so now defend God's Holy Church

from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity.


Shield us ever under thy patronage, that, following thine example

and strengthened by thy help,

we may live a holy life,

die a happy death,

and attain to everlasting bliss in Heaven.

Amen


Original prayer: Leo XIII, Quamquam Pluries. 15 aug. 1889.


The Dream of St Joseph, Jan Luyken, c. 1700. The Art of Christianity Collection. Used with Permission.