O glorious patriarch
who merited to be called just by the Holy Spirit,
I urgently recommend to you the soul of
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which Jesus redeemed at the price of His Precious Blood.
You know how deplorable is the state
and how unhappy the life
of those who have banished this loving Saviour
from their hearts,
and how greatly they are exposed to the danger
of losing Him eternally.
Permit not, I beseech you,
that a soul so dear to me
should continue any longer in its evil ways.
Preserve it from the danger that threatens it.
Touch the heart of this prodigal child,
and conduct them back
to the bosom of the fondest of fathers.
Abandon them not, I implore you,
until you have opened to him
the gates of the heavenly city,
where they will praise and bless you
throughout eternity for the happiness
which he will owe to your powerful intercession.
(“Life with Joseph,” Rev. Paul J. Gorman, Nihil Obstat: Richard J. Schuler, Imprimatur: Archbishop John R. Roach, D.D.)
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