Saint Joseph perfectly fulfilled his role as putative Father of the Child God and he watched over the Blessed Virgin Mary with such diligence. He is our great protector and his power does not disappoint those who confide in him.

Saint Joseph, father and guardian of virgins, to whose faithful keeping Christ Jesus, innocence itself, and Mary, the virgin of virgins was entrusted, I pray and beseech you by that twofold and most precious charge, by Jesus and Mary, to save me from all uncleanness, to keep my mind untainted, my heart pure, and my body chaste; and to help me always to serve Jesus and Mary in perfect chastity. Amen.