Saint Joseph, Master of the interior life, teach us to live each day in intimacy with Jesus and Mary and in trusting abandonment to the love of God the Father.
Saint Joseph, Protector of the Family of Nazareth, we entrust to you the future of our families. May they be homes of love and welcome. Help us to bring up our children in a Christian way.
Saint Joseph, example for workers, we entrust to you our daily work, may it contribute to the well-being of every person. Help us to accomplish it in a spirit of service. We pray for everyone who is looking for work.
Saint Joseph, faithful Guardian of the Church, to whom God entrusted the mysteries of salvation, inspire all Christians to be faithful witnesses to the Gospel, always and everywhere, at the heart of this world which so painfully seeks concord and peace. Amen.
Cardinal Leo Jozef Suenens (1904-1996)