of St. Joseph
THE MEMORARE OF ST. JOSEPH
REMEMBER, O most
illustrious Patriarch St. Joseph,
on the testimony of St. Teresa, thy devoted client, never hath it been
heard that anyone who has invoked thy protection or sought thy
has not obtained relief. In this confidence I come before thee, my
protector, chaste Spouse of Mary, Foster-father of the Savior of men
dispenser of the treasures of His Sacred Heart. Despise not my earnest
prayer but graciously hear and obtain my petition. [Mention your
O DEAREST St.
Joseph, I consecrate myself to thy
honor and give myself to thee, that thou mayest always be my father, my
protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a great
of heart and a fervent love of the interior life. After thine example,
may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the
Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary! And do thou, O
blessed St. Joseph, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy
thy holy death. Amen.
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO ST.
O BLESSED JOSEPH, foster father of
my Savior and
chaste spouse of the mother of God, this day I irrevocably adopt thee
my intercessor with the Almighty as well as my model, my protector and
my father in this valley of exile. O St. Joseph, whom the Lord
guardian of His Family, I beseech thee to extend thy tender solicitude
over all my interests. Kindle in my heart a vehement love for Jesus and
enable me to serve Him with all thy devotedness and fidelity. Aid my
to venerate Mary as my advocate, to honor her as my Queen and to love
as my Mother. Be my never-failing guide in the way of virtue and piety,
and grant that, after having faithfully followed thee in the path of
I may receive thy powerful protection at the hour of my death. Amen.