Sunday, March 19, 2006
The Seven Sorrows of St. Joseph
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Today is March 19th and traditionally the feastday of the foster father of Jesus, St. Joseph. However, we do not celebrate his feastday today because Sundays in Lent always taken precedence over the day's saints. So, tomorrow we will celebrate his feastday.

Today, I propose we prepare for this Solemnity tomorrow by meditating on the Seven Sorrows of St. Joseph.

Let us allow ourselves to be infected by the silence of St. Joseph," Pope Benedict XVI recently said. "We need it very much, in a world that is often too noisy."

Please join me in praying and meditating on the Seven Sorrows of St. Joseph.

Prayer:

O Glorious Saint Joseph, you were chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus, the most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, and the head of the Holy Family. You have been chosen by Christ's Vicar as the heavenly Patron and Protector of the Church founded by Christ.

Protect the Sovereign Pontiff and all bishops and priests united with him. Be the protector of all who labor for souls amid the trials and tribulations of this life; and grant that all peoples of the world may be docile to the Church without which there is no salvation.

Dear Saint Joseph, accept the offering I make to you. Be my father, protector, and guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me purity of heart and a love for the spiritual life. After you example, let all my actions be directed to the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and your own paternal heart. Finally, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.

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