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Consecration to St Joseph

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Illustration of Saint Joseph

Consecration Day


Day 33

Him the Lord of His Household,

and Prince over All His Possessions

"As Almighty God appointed Joseph, son of the patriarch Jacob, over all the land of Egypt to save grain for the people, so when the fullness of time has come and he was about to send on earth his only-begotten Son, the Saviour of the world, he chose another Joseph of whom the first had been a type, and he made him the lord and chief of his household and possessions, the guardian of his choicest treasures.”

-Pope Blessed Pius IX

Consecration Day

Today, we are going to consecrate ourselves entirely to St Joseph. We have been chosen by God to be the recipient of a tremendous blessing in the spiritual life. We have been selected at this time in history to be a part of the Consecration to St Joseph. This is the era of St Joseph.

The Holy Trinity wants St Joseph to be more known and loved. We have been invited to imitate the virtues and holiness of St Joseph’s pure heart. With St Joseph at our side, virtue and holiness will increase in our lives. With his paternal cloak over us, we will be protected from spiritual harm. Fear nothing. Our spiritual father is the father of Jesus, the husband of the Mother of God, and the Terror of Demons

Those who honour their father atone for sins... In word and deed honour your father, that all blessings may come to you.

- Sir 3:3, 8

For the rest of our lives, let us, love, trust and honour St Joseph. Let us go to him in times of plenty, in times of poverty, in good times and in bad. He will be our guardian, our strength, and our certainty of not being lost. If we become weary, let us go to St Joseph. If we become anxious, let us go to Joseph. When we are alone, mourning, or tempted, let us run to St Joseph! He will never be far from us. He will hear our voice and be our quick defence. A fearless warrior, our spiritual father will rush to our side and protect us.

Let us remember to renew our consecration frequently. Strive to please the loving heart of our spiritual father. Avoid sin and live as a faithful member of the Church. Should scandals persist, let’s keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, Mary and St Joseph. They will never disappoint us. They will never abandon us. They will always love us and be with us. We must, then, be devoted to him; we must honour him and consecrate ourselves to him. In that way, we shall greatly please Jesus and Mary, who consider as done for themselves what is done for Joseph.

We can renew our consecration to St Joseph by praying the following prayer daily. Make an effort to renew your consecration atleast once a year by praying the hand-written act of consecration on any of the feast of St Joseph. This must be preceded by atleast three days of prayerful preparation.

Daily Act of Consecration to St Joseph

O dearest St Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honour 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 Sacred 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.

Icon Saint Joseph the Betrothed with divine Child, Jesus Christ and blooming lily

The following prayer is very powerful. Here, we declare before Jesus and all the heaven that we are surrendering our thoughts, words, and acts to St Joseph, for the greater glory of God. In accepting him as our spiritual father, we give him complete authority over us, and we acknowledge that we will be faithful and obedient to him in all matters. We also promise him that we will strive to imitate him in virtues, and seek his guidance in all matters which concern us. Trusting in the providence of God who will give us the grace to imitate St Joseph, we express our desire to have St Joseph as our spiritual father. This act of consecration is our way of saying that we desperately need his help to take us to Jesus and Mary, and assist us in our journey to Heaven.

Act of Consecration to St Joseph

O Glorious Patriarch and Patron of the Church! O Virgin Spouse of the Virgin Mother of God! O Guardian and Virginal Facherst the Word Incarnate! In the presence of Jesus and Mary, I choose you this day to be my father, guardian, and protector.

O great St Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your "Holy House". Present me to your Immaculate Spouse; ask her also to adopt me as her child. With her, pray that I may constantly think of Jesus, and serve him faithfully to the end of my life. O Terror of Demons, increase in me virtue, protect me from the evil one, and help me not to offend God in any way.

O my Spiritual Father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings.

Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times, but especially at the hour of my death. Console and strengthen me with the presence of Jesus and Mary so that, with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity. Amen.

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Icon Saint Joseph the Betrothed with divine Child, Jesus Christ and blooming lily

Source: Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, Fr. Donald Calloway MIC

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Saint Joseph the Betrothed with  Jesus Christ

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