Gracious St. Joseph, protect our sisters and nuns from all evil as you did the Holy Family.
Kindly keep them ever united in the love of Christ, ever fervent in imitation of the virtue of our Blessed Mother, your sinless spouse, and always faithful in devotion to you.
St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, protect the Jesus awakening in each of our sisters and nuns.
We pray to you St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, to guide and strengthen our priests.
That they may model your fidelity.
In their uncertainty let them be attentive to Our Lord for guidance as you were.
Let our priests teach and lead us with as confident a heart as yours.
Let our priests hold as lovingly in their hands the body of Jesus, as you had done with the Holy Child.
And in their final hour let them too look into the eyes of Jesus and Mary and know peace as they enter into eternity.
We ask all this in Jesus name. Amen.
O glorious Saint Joseph, who, on the word of the angel speaking to you in the night, put fear aside to take your Virgin Bride into your home, show yourself today the advocate and protector of priests.
Protector of the Infant Christ, defend them against every attack of the enemy, preserve them from the dangers that surround them on every side. Remember Herod’s threats against the Child, the anguish of the flight into Egypt by night, and the hardships of your exile. Stand by the accused; stretch out your hand to those who have fallen; comfort the fearful; forsake not the weak; and visit the lonely. Let all priests know that in you God has given them a model of faith in the night, obedience in adversity, chastity in tenderness, and hope in uncertainty.
You are the terror of demons and the healer of those wounded in spiritual combat. Come to the defense of every priest in need; overcome evil with good. Where there are curses, put blessings, where harm has been done, do good. Let there be joy for the priests of the Church, and peace for all under your gracious protection.
(Prayer found at Vultus Christi.)
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