Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph, adoptive father of Jesus, in Latin Pater Putativus and husband of the Virgin Mary. Three dates during the year keep this in mind:

March 19: Husband of the Virgin Mary, typical of Saint Joseph and in many places Father’s Day.
May 1: Saint Joseph the Worker, and Labor Day.
Sunday after Christmas: Holy Family as part of it.

Saint Joseph with the baby Jesus in his arms

Year of Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph the Worker

He became a carpenter by profession as a patron of workers, workers and professions as well as artisans, his feast day being May 1, whose dedication is the name of Saint Joseph the Worker.

That is why they often turn to him with different prayers to find work, or that a business goes well.

Saint Joseph and the Holy Family

He is also the patron saint of families, for which he is in charge of not only the family itself, since it protects them, but the relationships within them such as fidelity between spouses, or to ask for or find a husband or a wife who like him is faithful, hard-working, honest and loving father.

And that husbands are reflected in their image raising their children and to protect them and guide them on the straight path of life.

Saint Joseph makes what seems impossible possible.


Ancient prayer that never fails
Because of work
Father, Family and Purity
For the church
Needs, consecration and thanks
Litanies to Saint Joseph
Sorrows and Joys of Saint Joseph
Rosaries to Saint Joseph
30 days to Saint Joseph
Novena to Saint Joseph the Worker
Novena to Saint Joseph
19th of each month
The sacred cloak of Saint Joseph

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Ancient Prayer that never fails or Powerful Prayer to Saint Joseph

It is estimated that devotion to the adoptive father of Jesus began between the 3rd and 4th centuries. But, according to the prayer book Pietá , there is a prayer to Saint Joseph dating from the year 50:

“This prayer was found in the fiftieth year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1500’s it was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves shall never die a sudden death, or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy, or shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in battle. Say this prayer for nine mornings for anything you may desire. It has never been known to fail, so be sure you really want what you ask.

Imprimatur Most Rev. George W. Ahr, Bishop of Trenton “

O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen.

Because of work

Whether it is to get a job or to keep or to do well in which we have we can turn to saint Joseph with any of the following prayers:


Glorioso Saint Joseph, model of how much you should work with the sweat of your brow, get me the grace to consider work as atonement, to satisfy so many sins. Make me work in conscience, preferring the faithful fulfillment of my duties to my capricious inclinations; make me work with gratitude and joy, putting all my effort and honor into taking advantage of and developing, through work, all the talents I have received from God. Manage me to work with tranquility, moderation and patience without being frightened by fatigue and difficulties. Inspire me often thoughts of death and the account I have to give of lost time, of wasted talents, of omissions and of all vain complacency in obtained successes, so contrary to the honor of God. Everything according to your example, Patriarch Saint Joseph!


We turn to you, O blessed Saint Joseph, our protector on earth, as one who knows the value of work and the answer to our call. Through your Holy Bride, the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and knowing the paternal love you had for our Lord Jesus, we ask you to assist us in our needs and strengthen our work.
For the promise of realizing worthily our daily tasks, deliver us from falling into sin, from greed, from a corrupt heart. Be the solicitous guardian of our work, our defender and strength against injustice and error.
We follow your example and seek your help. Help us in all our efforts, in order to obtain with you eternal rest in Heaven. Amen.


Glorious Saint Joseph, model and employer of workers,
we address you with confidence.
Help us find at work not only our daily livelihood, but even more, a source of merit for eternal life.
You, living with Jesus, son of God, and Mary your mother,
you had the fortune to share his sublime intentions,
grant us the value of work, and love him as you have loved him.
Make us work with a spirit of penance,
with diligence and peace,
knowing that we do God’s will,
while he calls us to continue and to perfect the work of his creation.
Thus our life will be like a day of fatigue and sowing, with the hope of rest and harvest in eternity .


Saint Joseph of Nazaret, what you showed in life
A job which allowed you to keep your people,
You who worked until late only with the conviction of carrying the bread
To the table of those who loved from the heart.
I, faithful servant of your actions, I come today
To implore you to help me get a decent job
That will allow me to protect my people like you did it in life.
Please listen to my prayers because at this moment I am
Helpless without a job to perform.


Beloved Saint Joseph, tireless worker for the family
Who fought to death for his loved ones
You who guides from the top to those who earn our daily bread;
You who candles for those of us who work long hours,
You accompany the workers at all times;
Today, with deep faith in your figure, I implore you to meditate
That in my work there will always be prosperity
So that I can rejoice with the effort
Fruit of my work
I know you will hear my requests and, of course,
I am grateful to you.

Father, Family and Purity

Saint Joseph is the model of Father par excellence who cares about his family and by extension all the families that are put under his protection, but also of chastity and purity, of noble acts and intentions because father is not conceived that don’t lead by example.

In the following prayers you can find to ask both for the protection of your family, to be a good father and to stay pure:

Prayer to Saint Joseph. Protector of families

Glorious Saint Joseph, protector, model and guide of Christian families: I beg you to protect mine. Reign in it the spirit of faith and religion, fidelity to the commandments of God and the Church, peace and the union of children, the detachment of temporal goods and love of the affairs of heaven.

Dignify to watch over all our interests. Ask the Lord to bless our house. Grant peace to the family, hit the children in the state election. Grant to all the members of our family and all the families of the earth, the grace
to live and die in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.

Prayer to be a good Father

Saint Joseph, I am your faithful devotee, and I come to present my supplication, today I ask you for … (name of the Father by whom it is asked, “or by myself”), take my prayer before God.

You glorious patriarch, who with your simplicity and dedication to the divine will, was the firm column of the Holy Family, and strong arm for the child God, take in your hands this request that I humbly do to you.
Dear Saint Joseph, I ask you … (name of the Father for whom you ask, “or for myself”), wake up to the vocation of a father, and make that vocation your first priority, that as a father you know how to teach, and forgive; that as a father he knows how to postpone friends and amusements, to be together with his family, as an example of life, and the surrender of love.
Get me that … in your love for your children, be a reflection of God’s Love for all us, and know how to teach your children to give back to God with love. That he teach his children to pray, praying.
That accustoms his children to respect your Mass and the sacraments, living them himself. And that he teach his children to respect the family, doing it with his wife and children.

Saint Joseph, you know that you can not teach without setting an example. You know that the Lord only chooses the humble, the simple, the willing like you.
I ask you today that in the Holy vocation for the family, all the fathers of the world receive the extraordinary Grace that today I ask you, especially I ask you to receive it … (name of the Father by whom it is requested, “or by myself”)
I ask this for your miraculous intercession, able to get favors from God for impossible cases even.
Grant me your powerful intercession, for the merits of the Passion of Jesus, for whom the Holy Family is transformed into the temple of God. Be … (name of the Father by whom it is asked, “or by myself”) good father, and our family temple of God.

Prayer to ask for purity

Guardian of virgins, and holy father Joseph, to whose faithful custody Christ Jesus, Innocence itself, and Mary, Virgin of virgins, were committed; I pray and beseech thee, by these dear pledges, Jesus and Mary, that, being preserved from all uncleanness, I may with spotless mind, pure heart, and chaste body, ever serve Jesus and Mary most chastely all the days of my life. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Joseph for purity, obedience to God and help

Saint Joseph, chaste husband of the Virgin Mary intercedes to obtain the gift of purity. You who, in spite of your personal insecurities, knew how to meekly accept the Plan of God as soon as you knew about it, help me to have that same attitude to always and always respond to what the Lord asks of me.
A prudent man who does not cling to human securities but was always open to respond to the unexpected, obtain the help of the Divine Spirit so that I may also live in prudent abandonment of earthly securities.
Model of zeal, of constant work, of silent fidelity, of fatherly solicitude, obtain those blessings, so that I can grow more and more in them day by day, and thus resemble the model of full humanity day by day: Our Beloved Jesus.

For the church

Pope Pius IX named Saint Joseph, in 1847, Patron of the universal Church. Therefore it is fair that we direct our prayers so that I intercede for her especially in these times

Saint Joseph Protector of the Church

Blessed Joseph, chaste husband of the Virgin Mary, remain with us on this day. You who protected the Virgin; and you loved the Child Jesus as your own Son, you rescued him from the danger of death. Defend the Church, the house of God, bought by the blood of Christ.

Guardian of the Holy Family, remain with us in our tests. May your prayers give us the strength to flee from error and fight against the powers of corruption so that in this life we ​​grow in holiness and after death we rejoice with the crown of victory. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Joseph for the whole Church

O glorious St. Joseph, you were chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus, the most pure spouse of Mary ever Virgin, and the head of the holy family. You have been chosen by Christ’s Vicar as the heavenly patron and protector of the Church founded by Christ. Therefore, it is with great confidence that I implore your powerful assistance for the whole Church on earth. Protect in a special manner, with true fatherly love, the Pope and all bishops and priests in communion with the See of Peter. Be the protector of all who labor for souls amid the trials and tribulations of this life, and grant that all peoples of the world may follow Christ and the Church He founded.

Dear St. Joseph, accept the offering of myself, which I now make to you. I dedicate myself to your service, that you may ever be my father, my protector, and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love for the spiritual life. May all my actions, after your example, be directed to the greater glory of God, in union with the divine Heart of Jesus, the immaculate heart of Mary, and your own paternal heart.

Finally, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Joseph of Pope Leo XIII

To you, O Blessed Joseph, we come in our trials, and having asked the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently ask your patronage also. Through that sacred bond of charity which united you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the fatherly love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you to look graciously upon the beloved inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by his blood, and to aid us in our necessities with your power and strength.
O most provident guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ. Most beloved father, dispel the evil of falsehood and sin. Our most mighty protector, graciously assist us from heaven in our struggle with the powers of darkness. And just as you once saved the Child Jesus from mortal danger, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity. Shield each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your help, we may be able to live a virtuous life, to die a holy death, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

Needs, consecration and thanks

We all have problems in life and we seek to solve them. This group of prayers to Saint Joseph is to ask for them, either to resist sin or to sell a house. There is no need or grace that Saint Joseph cannot intercede except for those that go against the will of God.


Very sweet Joseph and loving Father of my heart, I choose you as my protector in life and in death; and I consecrate to your worship this day, in reward and satisfaction of the many that I have vainly given to the world, and its vanities vanity. I beg you with all my heart that through your seven sorrows and joys you reach me from your adopted Son Jesus and from your true wife, Most Holy Mary, the grace to employ them to great honor and glory, and for the good and profit of my soul. Bring me bright lights to know the gravity of my faults, tears of contrition to mourn and detest them, firm purposes not to commit more, strength to resist temptations, perseverance to follow the path of virtue; particularly what I ask in this prayer (here is the request) and a Christian disposition to die well. This is, Holy my, what I beg you; and this is what through your powerful intercession, I hope to attain from my God and Lord, whom I desire to love and serve, as you loved and served forever, forever, and for an eternity. Amen.


Glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph, animated by great confidence in your great courage, I come to you to be my protector during the days of my exile in this valley of tears. Your very high dignity as a putative Father of my lover Jesus makes nothing denied to you as you ask in heaven. Be my lawyer, especially at the hour of my death, and grant me the grace that my soul, when it detaches itself from the flesh, will rest in the hands of the Lord. Amen.

Jaculatoria: Kindly Saint Joseph, Spouse of Mary, protect us; defend the Church and the Supreme Pontiff and protect my relatives, friends and benefactors.


O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, my most loving protector St. Joseph! Everyone who implores your protection experiences your consolation. Be, then, You my refuge and my guide. Ask the Lord for me; free me from sin, help me in temptations and separate me from evil and sin. Comfort me in diseases and afflictions. Be my thoughts, words and faithful works transcript of how you can be accepted and pleasant to deserve worthy your protection in life and at the time of death. Amen.

Jaculatoria.-Oh glorious Saint Joseph! Make it constant in good; correct my faults and reach for me the forgiveness of my sins.

(Saint John XXIII)

O glorious Joseph! Who concealed your incomparable and regal dignity of custodian of Jesus and of the Virgin Mary under the humble appearance of a craftsman and provided for them with your work, protect with loving power your sons, especially entrusted to you.

You know their anxieties and sufferings, because you yourself experienced them at the side of Jesus and of His Mother. Do not allow them, oppressed by so many worries, to forget the purpose for which they were created by God. Do not allow the seeds of distrust to take hold of their immortal souls. Remind all the workers that in the fields, in factories, in mines, and in scientific laboratories, they are not working, rejoicing, or suffering alone, but at their side is Jesus, with Mary, His Mother and ours, to sustain them, to dry the sweat of their brow, giving value to their toil. Teach them to turn work into a very high instrument of sanctification as you did. Amen.


My beloved Father St Joseph: trusting in the valuable power you have before the throne of the Most Holy Trinity and of Mary your Spouse and our Mother, I beg you to intercede for me and obtain for me the grace … (here is the request).

Joseph, with Jesus and Mary, always live in my soul.

Joseph, with Jesus and Mary, assist me in my last agony.

Joseph, with Jesus and Mary, take my soul to heaven.

Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory.


Holy Patriarch, worthy husband of the Virgin Mary and adoptive Father of Our Redeemer Jesus, that for your heroic virtues, sorrows and joys you deserved so singular titles; and for them, special privileges to intercede for your devotees; I beg of you, my Holy One, to attain the fragrant purity of the young and maidens, chastity to the married, continence to the widowers, holiness and zeal to the priests, patience to the confessors, obedience to the religious, strength to the persecuted, discretion and advice to superiors, powerful help to sinners and infidels so that they may convert, perseverance to penitents, and that we all become devotees of your beloved Spouse, Most Holy Mary, so that through her intercession and yours we can overcome our enemies, for the merits of Jesus, and get the graces and favors that we have asked you to sanctify our souls to get happy death, and enjoy God eternally in Heaven. Amen.


Saint Joseph Blessed have you been the tree chosen by God not to bear fruit, but to give shade. Protective shadow of Mary, your wife; shadow of Jesus, who called you Father and whom you gave yourself completely. Your life, woven of work and silence, teaches me to be faithful in all situations; It teaches me, above all, to wait in the dark. Seven pains and seven joys summarize your existence: they were the joys of Christ and Mary, expression of your unlimited donation. May your example of a just and good man accompany me at all times to know how to flourish where the will of God has planted me. Amen.

Preces to Saint Joseph
Custodian of the Two Hearts

Saint Joseph, virgin father of Jesus, – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph virginal husband of Mary, – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, righteous man according to the heart of God, – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, faithful guardian of the Mother and the Son of God, – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, intimate confidant of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, -Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, faithful imitator of the virtues of these Sacred Hearts, – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, model of hidden life and of intimate union with the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, model of generosity for the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, -Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, consoled in your trials by these Sacred Hearts, -Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, who lived in Nazareth in the peace of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, -Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, clothed with fatherly authority over the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, -Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, ardent in love for the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, -Pray for us.
Saint Joseph who learned the sweetness, the humility and the mercy in the school of these Sacred Hearts, – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, instructed in the interior life in the school of these Sacred Hearts, -Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, that you participate in the heaven of the delights of these Sacred Hearts, – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, who occupy in heaven a place near Jesus and Mary, – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, powerful protector of the Church, – Pray for us.
Saint Joseph, compassionate advocate of the Church, – Pray for us.

Advance with your supplications the triumph of the Church – Oh Saint Joseph, powerful with the Heart of Jesus!
Consolate and protect our Sovereign Pontiff- Oh Saint Joseph, powerful with the Heart of Jesus!
Take care of and defend our beloved homeland – Oh Saint Joseph, powerful with the Heart of Jesus!
Ask for us the love of the Sacred Hearts – Oh Saint Joseph, powerful with the Heart of Jesus!
Pray for all the Families- Oh Saint Joseph, powerful with the Heart of Jesus! Pray for all the Religious Congregations – Oh Saint Joseph, powerful with the Heart of Jesus!
Pray for the Priests and the Missionaries – Oh St. Joseph, powerful with the Heart of Jesus!
Pray for all the Apostles of the Two Hearts – Oh St. Joseph, powerful with the Heart of Jesus!
Pray for all sinners and those who are in error- Oh St. Joseph, powerful with the Heart of Jesus!


Oh God, you offer Saint Joseph as a model of true devotion to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and you give him as patron in the midst of the trials that afflict the world and the Church! Grant us through your intercession the grace to become true children of these Sacred Hearts. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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