To mark the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, with the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis proclaimed this year the “Year of Saint Joseph”.
Let us now make our prayer to him:
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.