O Glorious Saint Joseph

A new adventure begins with vocationws website—a blog! What do we hope to post here? A little of this and a little of that. Prayers, reflections, things related to Dominican spirituality. I begin by sharing the following prayer, which we recite throughout the month of March in honor of Saint Joseph. The origins of this prayer are not known, but since some of our sisters in the earlier years were educated by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, they may have learned this prayer in school. We offer this prayer for the intention of new members for our community, but a different intention could be substituted. I love this prayer because the whole heavenly host is invoked, starting with a special mention of the man who while on earth, and now in heaven, is so close to Jesus and Mary.

O glorious Saint Joseph and all you holy angels and saints of God, through your love for Jesus and Mary, hear our prayer and obtain for us new members for our community and for the whole Church.

Our Lady, our Mother and our Mistress, in the name of Jesus and for the love of Jesus, hear our prayer and obtain our petition.

O Jesus, through the love of Your Sacred Heart for the Eternal Father, hear our prayer and grant our petition.

O Eternal Father, in the name of Jesus and for the love of Jesus hear our prayer and grant out petition.

O most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, hear our prayer and grant our petition. May the most holy and adorable will of God be accomplished in us and through us and by us, now and for ever. Amen.