Day 9- St. Joseph: Warrior arm of God at the service of the Virgin
As Mary’s perfect disciple, no aspect of Our Lady’s sanctity escaped St. Joseph’s veneration. She knew he would also shed his blood in her defence, or to see God’s laws obeyed on earth. Today he is our essential aid in devotion to Her Immaculate Heart and the gate through which any Crusader for the Virgin must pass!
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.