Year of St Joseph
Prayer to St Joseph
Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted His only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Pope Francis announced the “Year of St. Joseph” which began on December 8, 2020, and will conclude on December 8, 2021. According to the Decree authorised by the Pope, a “Year of St. Joseph” is established so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their life of faith daily in the complete fulfilment of God’s will. Read the Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter dedicated to the Foster Father of Jesus Christ, and titled Patris corde (“With a father’s heart”).