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PRAYERS IN HONOR OF THE SEVEN SORROWS & SEVEN JOYS OF ST. JOSEPH

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PRAYERS IN HONOR OF THE SEVEN SORROWS & SEVEN JOYS OF ST. JOSEPH I. In honour of the First Sorrow and First Joy of St. Joseph: O chaste Spouse of Mary most holy, glorious St. Joseph, great …More
PRAYERS IN HONOR OF THE SEVEN SORROWS & SEVEN JOYS OF ST. JOSEPH

I. In honour of the First Sorrow and First Joy of St. Joseph:

O chaste Spouse of Mary most holy, glorious St. Joseph, great was the trouble and anguish of thy heart when thou wert minded to put away privately thine inviolate Spouse, yet thy joy was unspeakable when the surpassing Mystery of the Incarnation was made known to thee by the Angel! By this sorrow and this joy, we beseech thee to comfort our souls, both now and in the sorrows of our final hour, with the joy of a good life, and a holy death after the pattern of thine own, in the arms of Jesus and Mary. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

II. In honour of the Second Sorrow and Second Joy of St. Joseph:

O most blessed Patriarch, glorious St. Joseph, who wast chosen to be the foster father of the Word Made Flesh, thy sorrow at seeing the Child Jesus born in such poverty was suddenly changed into heavenly exultation when thou didst hear the angelic hymn and beheld the glories of that resplendent night. By this sorrow and this joy, we implore thee to obtain for us the grace to pass over from life's pathway to hear the angelic songs of praise, and to rejoice in the shining splendour of celestial glory. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

III. In honour of the Third Sorrow and Third Joy of St. Joseph:

O glorious St. Joseph, thou didst faithfully obey the law of God which commanded the circumcision of the Divine Child on the eighth day after His Birth, although thy heart was pierced at the sight of the Precious Blood that was shed by our Infant Savior; but the blessed Name of Jesus gave thee new life and filled thee with quiet joy. By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us the grace to avoid every sin during life, and to die rejoicing, with the holy Name of Jesus in our hearts and on our lips. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

IV. In honour of the Fourth Sorrow and Fourth Joy of St. Joseph:

O most faithful Saint who shared the mysteries of our Redemption, glorious St. Joseph, the prophecy of Simeon concerning the future sufferings of Jesus and Mary caused thee to shudder with mortal dread, but at the same time filled thee with a blessed joy for the salvation and glorious resurrection which, as he foretold, would be attained by countless souls. By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us that we may be among the number of those who, through the merits of Jesus and the intercession of Mary the Virgin Mother, are predestined to a glorious resurrection. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

V. In honour of the Fifth Sorrow and Fifth Joy of St. Joseph:

O most watchful Guardian of the Incarnate Son of God, glorious St. Joseph, what toil was thine in supporting and waiting upon the Son of the Most High God, especially in the dangerous Flight into Egypt! Yet at the same time, how thou didst rejoice to have God Himself always near thee, and to see the idols of the Egyptians fall prostrate to the ground before Him. By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us the grace to be safely guarded from the infernal tyrant, and especially that we may fly from all dangerous occasions. May every idol of earthly affection fall from our hearts, may we be wholly occupied in serving Jesus and Mary, and for them alone may we live and happily die. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

VI. In honour of the Sixth Sorrow and Sixth Joy of St. Joseph:

O glorious St. Joseph, an angel on earth, thou didst marvel to see the King of Heaven obedient to thy commands, but thy consolation in bringing Jesus out of the land of Egypt was troubled by thy fear of Herod's wicked son, Archelaus; nevertheless, being assured by the Angel, thou didst dwell in gladness at Nazareth with Jesus and Mary. By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us that our hearts may be delivered from harmful fears, so that we may rejoice in peace of conscience, and may live in safety with Jesus and Mary, and may, like thee, die in their sweet company. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

VII. In honour of the Seventh Sorrow and Seventh Joy of St. Joseph:

O glorious St. Joseph, pattern of all holiness, when through no fault of thine own, thou didst lose the Child Jesus in Jerusalem, thou didst sorrowfully seek Him for three long days, until with great joy thou didst find Him again in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors of the law. By this sorrow and this joy, we supplicate thee, with our heart upon our lips, to keep us from ever having the misfortune to lose Jesus through mortal sin; but if this supreme misfortune should befall us, grant that we may seek Him with unceasing sorrow until we find Him again, ready to show us His great mercy, especially at the hour of death; so that we may pass over to enjoy His Presence in Heaven; and there, in company with thee, may we sing the praises of His Divine Mercy forever. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be...

Antiphon. And Jesus Himself was beginning about the age of thirty years, being (as it was supposed) the Son of Joseph.

V. Pray for us, O holy Saint Joseph,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray

O God, Who in Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the Spouse of Thy most holy Mother, grant, we beseech Thee, that he whom we venerate as our protector upon earth, may be our intercessor in Heaven. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the Unity of the Holy Ghost, One God, forever, unto ages of ages. Amen.


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