Prayer for a Heavenly Crown
O ST. JOSEPH, virgin father of Jesus and most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray every day for us to the same Jesus, the Son of God, that being defended by the power of His grace and striving dutifully in life, we may be crowned by Him at the hour of death. Amen.
THE VISION OF ST. GERTRUDE
Once, on the Feast of the Annunciation, St. Gertrude had a vision during which the Heavenly Mother revealed to her the glory of her spouse, St. Joseph, in order to awaken in the Saint a greater love for him and to encourage her to have confidence in his intercession. Of this vision St. Gertrude wrote:
saw Heaven opened and St. Joseph sitting upon a magnificent throne.
I felt myself wonderfully affected when, each time his name was
all the Saints made a profound inclination toward him, showing by the
and sweetness of their looks that they rejoiced with him on account of
his exalted dignity."