mardi, avril 01, 2008

Feast of Saint Joseph

This year the feast of Saint Joseph is celebrated today since March 19th was during Holy Week.
"I took for my advocate and lord the glorious Saint Joseph and commended myself earnestly to him; and I found that this my father and lord delivered me both from this trouble and also from other and greater troubles concerning my honor and the loss of my soul, and that he gave me greater blessings than I could ask of him. I do not remember even now that I have ever asked anything of him which he has failed to grant. I am astonished at the great favors which God has bestowed on me through this blessed saint, and at the perils from which He has freed me, both in body and in soul. To other saints the Lord seems to have given grace to succor us in some of our necessities but of this glorious saint my experience is that he succors us in them all and that the Lord wishes to teach us that as He was Himself subject to him on earth (for, being His guardian and being called His father, he could command Him) just so in Heaven He still does all that he asks. This has also been the experience of other persons whom I have advised to commend themselves to him; and even to-day there are many who have great devotion to him through having newly experienced this truth."
Saint Teresa of Avila
Le songe de Saint Joseph ( Georges de la Tour )

Prière de Saint François de Sales à Saint Joseph

Glorieux Saint Joseph, époux de Marie,
accordez-nous votre protection paternelle,
nous vous en supplions par le Coeur de Jésus Christ.
0 vous dont la puissance infinie s'étend à toutes nos nécessités et sait nous rendre possibles les choses les plus impossibles,
ouvrez vos yeux de père sur les intérêts de vos enfants.
Dans l'embarras et la peine qui nous pressent, nous recourons à vous avec confiance.
Daignez prendre sous votre charitable conduite cette affaire importante et difficile,
cause de nos inquiétudes.
Faites que son heureuse issue tourne à la gloire de Dieu et au bien de ses dévoués serviteurs.
Ainsi soit-il.

2 commentaires:

Ingrida a dit…

Cette prière est très efficace. Je la récite chaque matin depuis plus qu’une année. Et je me suis assurée de la protection de St. Joseph, c’est magnifique !

Father Demets a dit…

Oui c'est une priere tres puissante. Les moines de l'Abbaye Saint Joseph a Flavigny la recitent tous les jours au choeur. C'est la que je l'ai apprise et que j'ai pris l'habitude de la reciter aussi.