St. Joseph Patron Saint
St. Joseph, the loving foster father of Jesus and the
loyal husband of the Blessed Virgin is the patron saint
of many causes and countries. The following are just
a few of the various patronages of St. Joseph:
* The Universal Church
* A happy death
* Against doubt and hesitation
* Married people
Many Christians, who have St. Joseph as a patron, wear
a St. Joseph medal, a St. Joseph charm, or a St. Joseph
medallion, asking for his protection. They hope that
St. Joseph will watch over them just as he protected
and cared for Jesus when he was a child.
St. Joseph Prayer
Prayer to St. Joseph to Obtain a Special Favor
O blessed Saint Joseph, tenderhearted father, faithful
guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God,
we pray and beseech thee to offer to God the Father
His divine Son, bathed in blood on the Cross for sinners,
and through the thrice-holy Name of Jesus, obtain for
us from the Eternal Father the favor we implore. (Name
Appease the Divine anger so justly inflamed by our crimes;
beg of Jesus mercy for thy children. Amid the splendors
of eternity, forget not the sorrows of those who suffer,
those who pray, those who weep; stay the Almighty arm
which smites us, that by thy prayers and those of thy
most holy spouse, the Heart of Jesus may be moved to
pity and to pardon. Amen. St. Joseph, pray for us.
Prayer to St. Joseph the Workman
Written by Pope St. Pius X
O glorious St. Joseph, model of all those 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, in a spirit of penance
for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor
to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received
from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and
patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and
difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention
and detachment from self, having always death before
my eyes and the account that 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 through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch,
St. Joseph. Such shall be my watchword in life and in
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|St. Joseph Necklace.
jewelry store engrave the recipient's name on
the back of the pendant along with a short message
or date if appropriate.
|St. Joseph Charm
is the perfect
size for a charm bracelet or a necklace for a
child. All gold filled and sterling silver pendants
come with a chain.
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|St. Joseph Medal.
religious jewelry can make a suitable gift for
a child's First Communion. Jewelry is typically
given to girls only, however, boys may also wear
a small cross necklace or ring.
Gift giving is a chance to show
a person that you care and think about them. There
are several times in a Catholic person's life
when gifts of religious meaning can be of tremendous
importance. These gifts frequently become reminders
of faith in the years to come.St. Joseph medallions
can be appropriate gifts for Baptism, Confirmation,
Communion, Christmas or Easter.