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12th-Jul-2017 02:46 am - Prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary

Prayer from: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Inspiration from Rosary Center

Introduction

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This prayer to Saint Joseph—spouse of the Virgin Mary, foster father of Jesus, and patron saint of the universal Church—was composed by Pope Leo XIII in his 1889 encyclical, Quamquam Pluries. He asked that it be added to the end of the Rosary, especially during the month of October, which is dedicated to the Rosary. The prayer is enriched with a partial indulgence (Handbook of Indulgences, conc. 19), and may be said after the customary Salve Regina and concluding prayer. It may also be used to conclude other Marian devotions.

Prayer

To you, O blessed Joseph,
do we come 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 through the paternal love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
we humbly beg 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 kind to us
and from heaven assist us in our struggle
with the power of darkness.

As once 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, to die in holiness,
and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.

Amen.


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16th-Jun-2017 05:51 am - Catholic prayers online

Very early this morning I was in need of some common Catholic prayers, and I wanted to be able to read them online. I found this site which has so many useful prayers that you will not ever lack for an appropriate and significant offering again.

Please go here:

15th-Jun-2013 06:33 am - Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi



Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen

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31st-Dec-2012 05:57 pm - Derry teenager loses legs after heart complications
**I am posting this and asking for you to please keep Ryan in your thoughts and prayers. If everyone who sees this could please send out some positive energy for Ryan and his family in whatever way you can, whether it be prayers, good thoughts, best wishes or just anything positive, I know it would help. Thank you so much.

BBC
31 Dec 2012

The family of a teenager who had his legs amputated after complications following a heart transplant, say they have been "overwhelmed" by support from the community in Dungiven, County Derry.

Hundreds of people turned out on Sunday for a fundraising walk for the teenager.

Ryan O'Connor is currently in hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Ryan's aunt, Tricia Harkin, said he is an heroic figure.

"He was born with a congenital heart disease.

"In the last year his heart started to deteriorate and he did need a transplant.

"He has been in Newcastle for 15 weeks and five weeks ago he got the news that a donor had been found.

"This was all Ryan wanted, a new heart and a new start.

"But he had early complications which caused circulation problems and we just received devastating news that his legs couldn't be saved."

Ryan's mother and father are with him at the hospital in Newcastle, and Tricia is in constant touch with them.

She said: "At the moment he isn't too good.

"He has suffered a bleed to the brain and there has been no change for the last week or so.

"The doctors are hoping that the bleed might disperse itself but really only time will tell."

Tricia said the family are taking comfort from the numbers who turned out for Sunday's sponsored walk.

"It was absolutely amazing.

"There were so many strangers there, people we will probably never know but we'd like to thank them for turning out on such a bad day. We were absolutely overwhelmed.

Ryan with the Olympic torch

"Ryan is very special, he has touched so many hearts and I am looking forward to all those people meeting him.

"He has been so brave and so positive.

"Last summer he had the honour of carrying the Olympic torch.

"It was fantastic, he carried it through Ballykelly where his granny and grandad are from..

"He was quite sick at that time as well but it was amazing for his family to see him do it."
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