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Novena to Saint Joseph

Litany of St. Joseph

V. Lord, have mercy on us. R. Christ, have mercy on us.
V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. R. Christ, graciously hear us.
V. God the Father of heaven, R. have mercy on us.
V. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, R. have mercy on us.
V. God the Holy Spirit, R. have mercy on us.
V. Holy Trinity, one God, R. have mercy on us.
V. Holy Mary, R. pray for us.
V. St. Joseph, R. pray for us.
V. Illustrious son of David, R. pray for us.
V. Light of patriarchs, R. pray for us.
V. Spouse of the Mother of God, R. pray for us.
V. Chaste guardian of the Virgin, R. pray for us.
V. Foster Father of the Son of God, R. pray for us.
V. Diligent protector of Christ, R. pray for us.
V. Head of the Holy Family, R. pray for us.
V. Joseph most just, R. pray for us.
V. Joseph most chaste, R. pray for us.
V. Joseph most prudent, R. pray for us.
V. Joseph most valiant, R. pray for us.
V. Joseph most obedient, R. pray for us.
V. Joseph most faithful, R. pray for us.
V. Mirror of patience, R. pray for us.
V. Lover of poverty, R. pray for us.
V. Model of laborers, R. pray for us.
V. Strength of the home, R. pray for us.
V. Guardian of virgins, R. pray for us.
V. Safeguard of families, R. pray for us.
V. Counselor of the afflicted, R. pray for us.
V. Hope of the sick, R. pray for us.
V. Patron of the dying, R. pray for us.
V. Terror of demons, R. pray for us.
V. Protector of Holy Church, R. pray for us.
V. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, R. spare us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, R. graciously hear us, O Lord.
V. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, R. have mercy on us.
V. He made him lord of His house, R. and prince of all his possessions.

LET US PRAY. O God, in Your marvelous providence You deigned to choose blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Your most holy Mother. We ask You to grant that we may deserve to have him for our intercessor in heaven, whom on earth we venerate as our protector. Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.
Partial indulgence.


Fidelity to Work

Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, considering it an honor to employ and develop, by means of labor, the gifts received from God, disregarding difficulties and weariness; to work, above all with purity of intention and with detachment from self, having always before my eyes death and the account which I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all after your example, patriarch Joseph. This will be my watchword in life and in death. Amen.


Novena to Saint Joseph the Worker

O God, the Creator of all things, You have laid the law of labor upon the human race. Grant, we beseech You, that by the example and protection of St. Joseph, we may perform the work You command and attain to the reward that You promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.


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