Prayer to Saint Joseph
To thee, St. Joseph, we have recourse in our tribulations, and having implored the assistance of thy most holy spouse, filled with confidence we now ask for thy patronage as well. By the sacred bond of charity that united thee to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by the paternal love thou hadst for the Child Jesus, we ardently beseech thee to cast a favorable gaze upon the inheritance that Jesus Christ conquered with His Blood, and help us in our needs with thy powerful hand.
Protect, o provident custodian of the Holy Family, the chosen people of Jesus Christ. Drive away from us, o most loving Father, the pest of error and vice.
Assist us from the heights of Heaven, o strongest bulwark in the struggle against the power of darkness; and just as thou once saved the threatened life of the Child Jesus, defend now the Holy Church of God from the ambushes of her enemies and from every adversity.
Support every one of us with thy constant protection so that, following thy example and sustained with thy help, we may live virtuously, die piously, and obtain eternal blessedness in Heaven. Amen.
DAILY QUOTE for July 20, 2019
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Apollinaris of Ravenna
In the Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort relates that a Dominican, Father Jean Amat, was once giving a Lenten Mission in the Kingdom of Aragon, Spain, when a young girl, possessed by the devil was brought to him.