Pope John XXIII's
Prayer to Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste
husband of Mary,
you passed your life in loving fulfillment
You supported the Holy Family of
Nazarethwith the work of your hands.
Kindly protect thosewho trustingly come to
You know their aspirations, their hardships,
They look to you because they know you will
understand and protect them.
You too knew trial, labor, and weariness.
But amid the worries of material life,your
soul was full of deep peace
and sang out in true joy through intimacy
God's Son entrusted to you and with Mary,
His tender Mother.
Assure those you protect that they do not
Teach them to find Jesus nearand to watch
over Him faithfullyas you have done.
Oración del Santo Papa Juan XIII
a San José
San José, guardián de Jesús y célibe
esposo de María,
pasaste tu vida cumpliendo tu deber
Apoyaste la Sagrada Famlia de
con la labor de tus manos.
Por favor, protejea los que en tí
Tú comprendes sus aspiraciones,sus
problemas, su esperanza.
Te procuran porque sabenque los
entiendes y los protejes.
Tú sabes como ellos sabían de
tribulaciones y fatigas.
Desde las aflicciones materiales, tu
alma llena de profunda paz
cantaba sobre el verdadero gozo de
la intimidad con el
Hijo de Dios confiado a tu cargo y
con Su Madre, nuestra Madre.
Asegura a los que protejes que no
Enséñanos a encontrar a Jesús al
acatar Su voluntad como tú lo
Saint John Paul II's
Most Holy, sanctify the sons and daughters who
have consecrated themselves to you, for the
glory of your name. Enfold them with your power,
enabling them to bear witness that you are the
Origin of all things, the one Source of love and
freedom. We thank you for the gift of the
consecrated life, which in faith seeks you and
in its universal mission invites all people to
draw near to you. Jesus our Saviour, Incarnate
Word, as you have entrusted your own way of life
to those whom you have called, continue to draw
to yourself men and women who will be, for the
people of our time, dispensers of mercy, heralds
of your return, living signs of the Resurrection
and of its treasures of virginity, poverty and
obedience. May no tribulation separate them from
you and from your love! Holy Spirit, Love poured
into our hearts, who grant grace and inspiration
to our minds, the perennial Source of life, who
bring to fulfilment the mission of Christ by
means of many charisms, we pray to you for all
consecrated persons. Fill their hearts with the
deep certainty of having been chosen to love, to
praise and to serve. Enable them to savour your
friendship, fill them with your joy and
consolation, help them to overcome moments of
difficulty and to rise up again with trust after
they have fallen; make them mirrors of the
divine beauty. Give them the courage to face the
challenges of our time and the grace to bring to
all mankind the goodness and loving kindness of
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Taken from the Apostolic Exhortation Vita
Consecrata written by Saint John Paul II