JOSEPH, DEFENDER OF
THE FAITH PRAYER
FOR A LIVELY FAITH
PATRIARCH ST. JOSEPH, obtain for me this
beautiful and precious virtue. Increase in me a lively faith, the
of all sanctity, that faith without which no one can be pleasing to
for me that faith which triumphs over all
temptations of the world. A faith which can be shaken by nothing, and
is directed solely toward God. Cause me, after thy example, to live by
faith, and to subject my heart and understanding to God. Amen.
of Isolanis, a pious Dominican of
the 16th century, prophesied that "the victory bell will be heard when
the faithful recognize the sanctity of St. Joseph."
St. Teresa of
Avila declared that never did she
present a petition to St. Joseph that he did not grant.