Nine Days to Joseph

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  1. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

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    Sam Powers

    Nine Days to Joseph: Day Six

    MAR
    15
    2021
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    Day Six - St. Joseph, Who Suffered with Love
    Dear St. Joseph,

    As the day draws closer when I will fully consecrate myself to you, as I draw closer to you, I can't help but notice the scars on your heart, how you suffered with love. You suffered darkness and confusion when Mary was found with child. You suffered the sacrifice of your flesh as you lovingly offered up the absence of bodily intimacy in marriage. You suffered a sword in your heart, with Mary, when Simeon foretold the passion of your Son. You suffered stress and uncertainty when you had to escape with your family to Egypt and live as an immigrant. You suffered crushing anxiety when your 12-year-old Son was lost for three days. You daily suffered fatigue and bodily aches from your manual labor. Worst of all, your fatherly heart grieved at knowing that you could not be there for Jesus and Mary when their darkest hour would one day come.

    Saint Joseph, thank you for what you suffered in God's service, in union with your Son, for my salvation. I love you, St. Joseph. Thank you for your yes. Now, please help me to suffer with love as you did. When I suffer, help me not to complain. Help me not to forget love. Help me not to forget others. Dear St. Joseph, through my suffering, watch over my poor heart: May it not harden but rather become more merciful. Help me to remember all God's children who are suffering in the world, and help me to offer my suffering for them and for the good of the Church. I am counting on you, St. Joseph. I know you will be with me, helping me to suffer with love.

    Saint Joseph, who suffered with love, please help me also to suffer with a love like yours.


     
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    Sam Powers



    They are cute!

     
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  5. Julia

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    Sam Powers

    Nine Days to Joseph: Day Seven

    MAR
    16
    2021
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    Day Seven - St. Joseph, Pure of Heart

    Dear St. Joseph,

    I said I want to be a saint, and saints need to be pure not only of body but of soul. Regarding purity of body, St. Joseph, guard me, protect me, and defend me from temptations against purity. I rely on you, St. Joseph. Don't let me fall. Don't let my eyes or thoughts wander. If they do, please bring them back to Jesus. I trust in you, St. Joseph. You lived purely with Mary in the midst of her beauty. Help me to see the beauty of others with your own pure vision. If I fall, help me to find God's mercy and free me from any bondage to such sin. Regarding purity of intentions, help me do everything not to please myself or others but to please God alone. Give me this grace as my dear spiritual father. I trust in you, St. Joseph.

    Saint Joseph, Pure of Heart, please lend me your own purity of heart.

     
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    Sam Powers

    Nine Days to Joseph: Day Eight

    MAR
    17
    2021
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    Day Eight - St. Joseph, Man of Peace and Joy
    Dear St. Joseph,

    I know the Bible doesn't speak directly of your joy, but how could you not have been full of joy? I'm sure you were. You lived in the presence of Jesus and Mary. Well, St. Joseph, please pray for me that I will also find my joy by also living in their presence. And having yourself lived in their presence, you must have been a man of such peace. St. Joseph, please pray for me that I keep my joy and not give in to sadness, laziness, or discouragement. Also, pray that I keep my peace of soul and not hold on to anger and bitterness in my heart. Help me to be merciful to everyone by offering forgiveness that I might also, like you, be a man of true peace and joy.

    Saint Joseph, Man of Peace and Joy, please put me at peace and help me find joy.


     
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    Sam Powers

    Nine Days to Joseph: Day Nine

    MAR
    18
    2021
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    Day Nine - St. Joseph, Who Died So Beautifully

    Dear St. Joseph,

    I know I am going to die. When I do, I trust that you will be there to greet me with Jesus and Mary in a special way. Will you please promise me this? I trust you. I believe that you will be there for me. For my part, I will try not to be afraid of my death, and I will live my life in preparation for it. I will maybe even look forward to it as the time when I will get to meet you face to face. Prepare me for my death, whenever it may be. If it is sudden, please make sure that my soul is prepared and please make sure I will not be lost! Dear St. Joseph, obtain this grace for me as I consecrate myself to your fatherly care. Tomorrow, I am fully yours. Probably someday after that, I will die, and I give you permission to take me home to my Father's house when that day comes.

    Saint Joseph, who died so beautifully, please prepare my soul for death.

     
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  9. Julia

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    Sam Powers

    Nine Days to Joseph: Consecration Day

    MAR
    19
    2021
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    Day of Consecration to St. Joseph
    Dear St. Joseph,

    On this day, before God and your Immaculate Spouse, Mary, I ___________________ choose you as my spiritual father forever. I formally entrust myself to your fatherly care. I love you, and I trust in your prayers for my life. As your spiritual child, I give you full permission (and in fact, I'm begging you) to please act in my life, especially by...

    Praying for me constantly in a special way,
    Bringing me even deeper into the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
    Providing for me and all my loved ones,
    Guarding and protecting me from bodily and spiritual evil,
    Guiding me to always do God's most perfect will,
    Helping me to suffer with love and without complaint,
    Giving me purity of body and of soul,
    Forming me into a person of peace and joy,
    Preparing me for a beautiful and happy death.

    From this day forward, St. Joseph, you are my spiritual father, and I am your child. I trust you and love you, and I look forward to meeting you someday in heaven. I ask all of this in Jesus' name and for the glory of God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.



    There will be a Mass and live consecration today at at 6:30 p.m. EST via EWTN, Shalom World TV, or Catholic TV.

    Saint Joseph, Pray for Us!
     
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