Year of Saint Joseph – December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021
Los católicos de todo el mundo se regocijan por la apertura del Santo Padre del Año Santo de San José para conmemorar el 150 aniversario de la proclamación de San José como Patrón de la Iglesia Universal. La Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia te anima a pasar este año acercándote más a San José honrándolo, imitando sus virtudes y pidiendo su intercesión. Para encontrar eventos locales, oraciones y recursos para el estudio de la fe para celebrar el Año de San José, visite archphila.org/joseph.
To you, O blessed Joseph
(Ad te, beate Ioseph)
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.
Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.
As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.
This prayer was composed by Pope Leo XIII in his 1889 encyclical, Quamquam pluries. It especially recommended to be prayed at the end of the Rosary.