Monday, April 30, 2007

St. Joseph The Worker

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St. Joseph is the model of Christian manhood. He is the second greatest saint next to the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the role model for all fathers, especially the Christian father. In Fr. John Hardon's introduction to his conference, “The Role and Responsibility of Fatherhood, St. Joseph as Model", he says...

"If there was one fact of our Christian faith which needs to be stressed today it is the need for a father in the family. At the center of the social revolution today is the attack on men, as husbands and fathers of families. Behind this revolution is the philosophy of Karl Marx. According to Marx, families are the invention of dictating males who created, what we call the family, in order to dominate women in human society.

The result has been disastrous. Most of the laboring force in America is women. Feminism is an epidemic that our popes tell us will destroy family life. Abortions are only the most tragic consequence of this plague."

Let us pray to St. Joseph, for all fathers in our own families, especially those experiencing the pain and suffering brought about by the rejection of their wives, the disobedience of their children, the disrespect in the home and their alienation from society.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, hear us. Jesus, 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, Renowned offspring of David, pray for us.

Light of Patriarchs, ...

Spouse of the Mother of God, ...

Chaste guardian of the Virgin, ...

Foster father of the Son of God, ...

Diligent protector of Christ, ...

Head of the Holy Family, ...

Joseph most just, ...

Joseph most chaste, ...

Joseph most prudent, ...

Joseph most strong, ...

Joseph most obedient, ...

Joseph most faithful, ...

Mirror of patience, ...

Lover of poverty, ...

Model of artisans, ...

Glory of home life, ...

Guardian of virgins, ...

Pillar of families, ...

Solace of the wretched, ...

Hope of the sick, ...

Patron of the dying, ...

Terror of demons, ...

Protector of Holy Church, ...

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us O Lord.

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

He made him the lord of his household. And prince over all his possessions.

Let us pray, --- O God, in your ineffable providence you were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most holy Mother; grant, we beg you, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector: You who live and reign forever and ever.Saint Joseph, pray for us.

EWTN

2 Comments:

Blogger Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Blog

12:11 AM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Biby Cletus,

Thank you and welcome! God bless you.

12:41 AM  

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