Day 3- Could Mary have a spouse tainted by original sin?
Would God preserve Our Lady from original sin and then join Her in matrimony to a man subject to base inclinations? Just as earthly Paradise was guarded by Angels, Mary, God’s own Paradise, needed a sinless, angelic man for guardian: St. Joseph!
PRAYER REQUESTING CONFIDENCE AMID PERPLEXITY
(Msgr. João Clá Dias, EP)
Oh, St. Joseph, chosen to be the most chaste Spouse of Mary and Father of the Child Jesus, and to be raised to the position of Patriarch of the Holy Church!
Thou, who suffered tremendous perplexities, seest that I am treading the same path that Thou didst tread, for I am too am on this earth to be tested.
How many perplexities and afflictions lie before me?
By the merits of the perfection with which Thou didst face all perplexities, most especially that of the loss of the Child Jesus for three days, I beseech Thee: in my afflictions, give me the peace, the serenity, the tranquility and the confidence in God shown by Thee in those moments. Amen.