To you, O blessed Joseph, do we fly in our tribulation, and having implored the help
of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also. Through that
charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and braced the
Child Jesus, we humbly beseech you graciously to regard the inheritance which
Jesus Christ has purchased by His Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us
in our necessities.
O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus
Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and
corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be propitious to us and from
heaven assist us in this our struggle with the power of darkness; and, as one you
rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from
the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your
constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be
able to live piously, and to die holily, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.