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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist at the canonization of Frei Galvão in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 May 2007    
(photo credit Fabio Pozzebom/ABr - Agência Brasil;)

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Pope John XXIII's Prayers

Prayer to Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste husband of Mary,
you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty.
You supported the Holy Family of Nazarethwith the work of your hands.
Kindly protect thosewho trustingly come to you
You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes.
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 with
God's Son entrusted to you and with Mary, His tender Mother.
Assure those you protect that they do not labor alone.
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 con amor.
Apoyaste la Sagrada Famlia de Nazareth
con la labor de tus manos.
Por favor, protejea los que en tí confían.
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 trabajamos solos.
Enséñanos a encontrar a Jesús al acatar Su voluntad como tú lo hiciste.

Pope Saint John Paul II's Prayers

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  •  Father 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 I