WE are fully conscious that we have offended the justice of God by our sins and deserve is most severe chastisements. Now what shall be our place of refuge? In what haven shall we find ourselves in safety? "Go to Joseph, " Jesus seems to say to us, "Go to Joseph, in whom I was well pleased and whom I ad for my foster father. To him , as to a father, I have communicated power, that he might use it for your good according to his own desire." Pity us, therefore ,O blessed Joseph, pity us, for the great love thou didst bear toward a Son so amiable and so dear.
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.