Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace
to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty
above my many sins; to work with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts
received from God; to work with order, peace, prudence
and patience, never surrendering to weariness or difficulties; to work, above all, with purity of intention, and with detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account which I must render of time
lost, of talents wasted, of good
omitted, of vain complacency in success so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after thy example, O Patriarch
Joseph. Such shall be my motto in life
and death. Amen.
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Almighty and everlasting God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, you prepared the body of the Virgin Mary to be a worthy dwelling place of your divine son. You sanctified St. John the Baptist, while still in his mother's womb. Listen now to my prayer. Through the intercession of St. Gerard, watch over my ... continue reading
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