Our Patron Saint Joseph – Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Our Patron Saint Joseph

 

We invite you to join us in honoring the life and legacy of our patron Saint Joseph by reflecting on the prayers, songs and other resources shared below.

We hope you will find these materials meaningful as we reflect on the many ways St. Joseph can teach us how to live and love in our world.

Check back often as we will continue to add to this page throughout the year.

Prayers

Daily Prayer to St. Joseph

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.

– From Pope Francis, Patris corde

 

Prayer to St. Joseph

Faithful Joseph: Teach us to listen and not be afraid;
to trust as you did in God’s promise.

Loving Joseph: Teach us to love courageously
with a heart that is free and just.

Protector Joseph: Teach us to protect one another
and all that belongs to God.

Dreamer Joseph: Teach us to dream a world where all are neighbors;
a vision illumined by God’s light.

Teacher Joseph: Teach us to keep the Word of God close to our hearts
and to proclaim It in word and action.

Gentle Joseph: Teach us to be gentle witl1 our power
and strong in our tenderness.

Parent Joseph: Teach us to be for our children a living lesson of Goodness and Truth,
a Blessing of Hope for all generations to come.

– by Sister Kathy Sherman, CSJ

 

Litany of St. Joseph

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.

St. Joseph, pray for us.
Illustrious son of David, pray for us.
Light of patriarchs, pray for us.
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us.
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.
Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us.
Watchful defender of Christ, pray for us.
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.

Joseph most just, pray for us.
Joseph most chaste, pray for us.
Joseph most prudent, pray for us.
Joseph most valiant, pray for us.
Joseph most obedient, pray for us.
Joseph most faithful, pray for us.

Mirror of patience, pray for us.
Lover of poverty, pray for us.
Model of workmen, pray for us.
Glory of home life, pray for us.
Guardian of virgins, pray for us.

Pillar of families, pray for us.
Solace of the afflicted, pray for us.
Hope of the sick, pray for us.
Patron of the dying, pray for us.
Terror of demons, pray for us.
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us!

V. He made him the lord of His household,
R. And prince over all His possessions.

– by Sister Cynthia Sabathier, CSJ

 

Songs

“Prayer to Joseph”

By Sister Antonella Bayer, CSJ

 

Articles

Joseph: From Man with the Lily to Patron of the Universal Church by Sister Marianne Race
©2021 Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. Used with permission.

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