Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Book Review
Today I want to discuss Saint Joseph and in particular the book that has just been published about Consecration to Saint Joseph. Certainly we are in much much need of the intercession of Saint Joseph at this time.
I am excited to review the book about Saint Joseph since he has been such a huge part of Journeys of Faith from the beginning, Bob and Penny Lord were especially devoted to Saint Joseph as was I. Each year around the Feast Day of Saint Joseph something very special happened to this day. We have had of tradition of honoring Saint Joseph each year here at the Mission by having a Saint Joseph Altar.
In the midst of crisis, confusion, and a world at war with the Church, it's time to come home again to our spiritual father, St. Joseph. In this richly researched and lovingly presented program of consecration to St. Joseph, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, brings to life the wonders, the power, and the ceaseless love of St. Joseph, Universal Patron of the Church and the Terror of Demons.
"Devotion to Saint Joseph is one of the choicest graces that God can give to a soul., for it is tantamount to revealing the entire treasury of Our Lord's graces. When God wishes to raise a soul to greater heights, He unites it to Saint Joseph by giving it a strong love for the good Saint." Saint Peter Julian Eymard
The book has three parts.
Part 1 33 Day Consecration
Father Calloway presents us with a 33 day Consecration to Saint Joseph. Each of the attributes of Saint Joseph are discussed one day at a time.
Of particular interest to us know I have reviewed the DAY 29 of the Consecration Hope of the Sick -
God has healed many people through the intercession of Saint Joseph such as Saint Teresa of Avila. She name her first Convent she founded after Saint Joseph.
Saint Therese of Lisieux would have died as a child were it not for the intercession of Saint Joseph.
Saint Joseph offers hope in times of sickness.
Saint Joseph will help you be abandoned to Divine Providence.
Part 2 The Wonders of our Spiritual Father
In part 2 Father Calloway presents the Wonders of Saint Joseph. I am not going to discuss each of the
Delight of Saints - Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal built by Saint Brother Andre, the miracle worker of Montreal that blessed the sick with the oil from the lamp of Saint Joseph Shrine.
Our Spiritual Father - Patron of the Universal Church
Holy House of Loreto - The Holiest place in the world is in Loreto, Italy. The home of the Holy Family was in Nazareth but was moved to Italy 1291. According to tradition and witnesses it was moved by the Angels. We have a replica of the Holy House here at Holy Family Mission.
Silent Witness - Saint Joseph is believed to have built the miraculous spiral staircase in Santa Fe New Mexico that was built without nails and has 33 steps.
Patron of a Happy Death -
Terror of Demons - Privileges of Devotion to Saint Joseph
Part 3 Prayers to Saint Joseph
Litany of Saint Joseph
|Lord, have mercy on us||Christ, have mercy on us.|
|Lord, have mercy on us.|
|Jesus, hear us,||Jesus, graciously hear us.|
|God the Father of heaven,||have mercy on us.|
|God the Son, Redeemer of the World,||have mercy on us.|
|God the Holy Spirit,||have mercy on us.|
|Holy Trinity, one God,||have mercy on us.|
|Holy Mary,||pray for us.|
|St. Joseph,||pray for us.|
|Renowned offspring of David,||pray for us.|
|Light of Patriarchs,||pray for us.|
|Spouse of the Mother of God,||pray for us.|
|Chaste guardian of the Virgin,||pray for us.|
|Foster father of the Son of God,||pray for us.|
|Diligent protector of Christ,||pray for us.|
|Head of the Holy Family,||pray for us.|
|Joseph most just,||pray for us.|
|Joseph most chaste,||pray for us.|
|Joseph most prudent,||pray for us.|
|Joseph most strong,||pray for us.|
|Joseph most obedient,||pray for us.|
|Joseph most faithful,||pray for us.|
|Mirror of patience,||pray for us.|
|Lover of poverty,||pray for us.|
|Model of artisans,||pray for us.|
|Glory of home life,||pray for us.|
|Guardian of virgins,||pray for us.|
|Pillar of families,||pray for us.|
|Solace of the wretched,||pray for us.|
|Hope of the sick,||pray for us.|
|Patron of the dying,||pray for us.|
|Terror of demons,||pray for us.|
|Protector of Holy Church,||pray for us.|
|Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,||spare us, O Jesus.|
|Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,||graciously hear us, O Jesus.|
|Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,||have mercy on us, O Jesus.|
|He made him the lord of his household||And prince over all his possessions.|
Let us pray:
O God, in your ineffable providence you were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most holy Mother; grant, we beg you, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector: You who live and reign forever and ever.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Memorare to Saint Joseph
Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted.
Full of confidence in your power I fly unto you and beg your protection.
Despise not O Guardian of the Redeemer my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear and answer me. Amen.
Act of Consecration to St. Joseph
O dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation.
Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and fervent love of the interior life.
After your example may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me, that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.
There are many more prayers in the book to Saint Joseph composed by many many Saints through the Centuries.
I am purposely making this a short podcast, simply because this book is packed with so much information about Saint Joseph that no amount of babbling by me can do it justice.
You must get a copy and put it to good use.
Click the link below and purchase the book or get the kindle version.
Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father
Author Father Donald H. Calloway, MIC
Marist Press 2019