Dedication to St Joseph

Hail St Joseph, You won­der­ful fos­ter and nurs­ing Father of JESUS, I ded­i­cate myself today in a spe­cial way to You for time and eter­ni­ty. I place me entire­ly under Your pro­tec­tion. Let Your bless­ing hands always pro­tect me and all those I entrust to You.

I ask You for the grace of per­se­ver­ance. Grant that I may share Your virtues. Pre­serve for me an inti­mate union with GOD. Teach me that prayer­ful­ness, that pro­found humil­i­ty of heart, that per­fect com­pli­ance with GOD’s will, which You pos­sessed in such a won­der­ful man­ner. Also pray for me that I may be grant­ed patience in adver­si­ty – an unswerv­ing faith in GOD’s prov­i­dence. Obtain for me an ardent love for Your Fos­ter Son JESUS and His most holy Moth­er, who both raised You to such a high lev­el of sanc­ti­ty. – Lead me and every one of us to great holiness.

Beloved Father Joseph, pro­tect me in a spe­cial way and remain a good father to me. Amen!

Saint Broth­er André, Saint Fran­cis of Sales, Saint Therese of Avi­la, Saint Catharine of Siena, all You Saints who high­ly ven­er­at­ed Saint Joseph and all You holy Patron Saints, help me and all of us to car­ry out this plan with joy and love so that the Com­mu­ni­ty may grow inward­ly and out­ward­ly. Amen!