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St. Joseph, patron of Canada and patron of the universal Church

on Friday, 01 March 2002. Posted in Saint Joseph

Keep our country united Save the Church from its enemies And bring prosperity to every family

Prayer to St. Joseph

by Pope Leo XIII

To thee, O blessed Joseph, do we have recourse in our tribulation, and having implored the help of thy thrice-holy Spouse, we confidently implore thy patronage too. By that charity wherewith thou wast united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly affection with which thou didst embrace the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wouldst look graciously upon the inheritance which Jesus has purchased by His blood, and assist us in our needs by thy power and strength.

Most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, protect the chosen people of Jesus Christ. Keep far from us, most loving Father, all blight of error and corruption. Mercifully assist us from Heaven, most mighty defender, in this our conflict with the powers of darkness; and even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the supreme peril of His life, so now defend God's holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Keep us one and all under thy continual protection, that, supported by thine example and thine assistance, we may be enabled to live a holy life, die a happy death, and come at last to the possession of everlasting blessedness in Heaven. Amen.

Blessings from the Vatican

On January 26, 2002, the Secretary of State of the Vatican sent the following message to the editors of the Polish edition of the "Michael" Journal:

"In the context of this message full of hope, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, thankful for these words of spiritual communion, requests peace for the world in all prayers, consecrates all of his fellow citizens to Christ, and wishes all the members of the "Michael" staff plenty of God's gifts, the blessed fruits of peace, hope and joy, the courage to conquer all difficulties, mutual understanding and love in everyday life.

Truly yours, Msgr. Pedro Lopez Quintana


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