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!