Saint Joseph,
you have been the God blessed tree,
not to give fruits but to give shadows,
protecting shadow for Mary, your Spouse;
shadow for Jesus, who called you father,
and to whom you bestowed all your being.
Your life, woven of work and silence,
teach me to be useful in all situations;
teach me, above all, to wait in darkness,
strong in faith.
Seven sorrows and seven joys resume your existence.
The joys of Jesus and Mary,
summary of your limitless donation.
May your example be always with me,
to blossom where the Father’s will have planted me…,
to learn to wait,
to give myself totally
so the sadness and joy of all others be my sadness and joy.


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