Glorious Saint Joseph,
pattern of all who are devoted to toil,
obtain for me the grace
to toil in the spirit
in order thereby to atone for my many sins;
to toil conscientiously,
putting devotion to duty
before my own inclinations;
to labour with thankfulness and joy,
deeming it an honour
to employ and to develop,
by my labour, the gifts
that I have received from Almighty God;
to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience,
without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties;
to work above all with a pure intention
and with detachment from self,
having always before my eyes the hour of death
and the accounting which I must then render of time
of talents unemployed,
and of my empty pride
which is so fatal to the work of God.
All for Jesus, all through Mary,
all in imitation of thee, O Patriarch
This shall be my motto in life
and in death.
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