33-Day Consecration to St. Joseph
In 1998, in an apparition to Edson Glauber, a Brazilian university student, the Child Jesus spoke to Edson about the Most Chaste heart of St. Joseph. Jesus said, “Here in this Heart you will find me living, because it is pure and saintly. That all hearts could be like this one, so they could be my home on earth. Imitate this Heart so that you may receive my graces and blessings.” [iv]
How many hearts are like that of St. Joseph? Lust is the predominant vice at work in many hearts today. The world is filled with immoral and lust-filled actions. These actions greatly offend God, ruin families, and cry out to heaven for justice. The Scriptures give a clear warning about avoiding immorality:
Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and the greed that is idolatry. (Col 3:5)
St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor in the battle for purity. If temptations against purity batter your mind, heart, and soul, cling to St. Joseph! St. Joseph is capable of increasing the virtue of chastity in your heart and leading you to true, virtuous love of God and neighbor. The Church needs virtuous and holy priests, and the world needs holy men and women who love one another as St. Joseph and Mary did. If this happens, families will be renewed, and the evils of our age that attack the dignity of the human person will be overcome.[v]
St. Joseph, Most Chaste, pray that I may grow in the virtue of chastity. Help me to be victorious against lust and triumphant over sin. Fight for me against the wickedness and snares of the devil and help me to take refuge in you. Pray the Litany of St. Joseph.
Honestly and prayerfully confront and expose any lustful thoughts and actions that you entertain or engage in this day, however seemingly harmless, or insignificant, or habitual. Resolve to bring these to the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us. Christ, 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.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Noble 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.
Zealous Defender 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 Courageous, 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 Workmen, pray for us.
Glory of Domestic Life, pray for us.
Guardian of Virgins, pray for us.
Pillar of Families, pray for us.
Comfort of the Afflicted, 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 the Holy Church, pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
He has made him lord of his household,
And prince over all his possessions.
Let us pray. O God, who, in your loving providence, chose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of your most Holy Mother, grant us the favor of having him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our protector. You, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.