Monday, March 16, 2009

Triddum in honour of S.Joseph (Day One)

In all the Lenten devotions and stuff, I forgot that March is S.Joseph's month.
For those who don't know what I'm talking about, traditionally, different months were set aside as time to renew one's devotion to certain peoples and devotions (Like May is dedicated to Our Lady, or July to the Precious Blood, or January to the holy Name of Jesus, etc)

From a booklet of prayers that was given to me for my confirmation:

Day One:

IN the miseries of this vale of tears, to whom shall we have recourse. O blessed Joseph, if not to thee, to whom thy beloved spouse Mary entrusted all her rich treasures, that thou migt keep them to our advantage?
"Go to my spouse, Joseph," Mary seems to say to us, "And he will comfort you, he will deliver you from the misfortunes which now oppress you and will make you happy and contented." have pity on us, therefore , O S.Joseph; have pity on us through that love which thou didst cherish toward a spouse so worthy and amiable.

Our Father...hail Mary...Glory Be.

To which is added the Litany of S.Joseph, and the following prayer:

MOST powerful patriarch S.Joseph, patron of the universal church,which as always invoked thee in anxiety and trouble, from the exalted seat of thy glory cast a loving glance upon the whole Catholic world. Let thy fatherly heart be touched at the sight of the Mystical Spouse and the Vicar of Christ overwhelmed with sorrows and persecuted by powerful enemies. Oh, by the bitter anguish thou didst experience upon earth, dry the tears of the venerable pontiff, defend him, comfort him, intercede for him with the Giver of Peace and charity, that, all adversity being removed and all error being dissipated, the entire church may serve God in perfect liberty.

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