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Thursday, September 18, 2008

St. Joseph

Along with my love for the Holy Mother of God, I have a devotion to St. Joseph, which I am sure is prompted by my patron saint, Teresa of Avila. Here is a quote from her autobiography.

To other saints, Our Lord seems to have given power to succor us in some special necessity- but to this glorious saint, I know by experience, He has given us the power to help us in all. Our Lord would have us understand that as He was subject to St. Joseph on earth- for St. Joseph, bearing the title of father and being His guardian, could command Him- so now in heaven Our Lord grants all his petitions.

St. Joseph has been very helpful to me, and I am thankful for his intersession.


Blessed art thou among all men.
And blessed are thine eyes, which have seen what thou hast seen.
And blessed are thine ears, which have heard what thou hast heard.
And blessed are thine hands, which have touched the Word Incarnate.
And blessed are thine arms, which have carried the One who carries all things.
And blessed is thy breast, on which the Son of God most sweetly reposed.
And blessed is thy heart, kindled with most ardent love.
(From Invocations to St. Joseph by Fr. Olier)

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