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Reliable people tell us that a young man of bad character, in despair, one day began to call the demons. He conjured them to throw him into a well that was in the house, and to take his soul into the eternal fires. And suddenly he saw these demons in various guises preparing to fulfill his desire. They were so hideous that the young man, frightened, regretted his fatal request. Immediately, this desperate young man, seized with confidence, invoked Saint Joseph, and at the invocation of this name, all his enemies fled. This unfortunate young man returned to himself, reformed his life and, remembering the grace obtained by his benefactor, had a votive painting made which can be seen in Rome in the church of the Rotunda. (Pedini, Month of Saint Joseph).
A pupil had been reduced for a long time by his poor health to being able to follow his class only from a distance. One of his teachers having suggested to him the idea of undertaking a novena in honor of Saint Joseph, he resolved to do so with the firm confidence of being cured; but no sooner had it begun than he felt much worse than before, and was obliged to remain in bed. “So much the better,” he said, “it will only become more evident what the power of Saint Joseph is!” He spoke the truth, for at the end of the novena he found himself completely cured, and strong enough to resume his studies and bring himself up to the level of the class. Shortly afterwards, his sister having told him that she was ill, he answered that he knew of a sovereign remedy, that she had only to invoke Saint Joseph, and that the one who had healed the brother would also be able to heal the sister. (Father Patrignagni)
Since he always lived in perfect harmony of heart and soul with Jesus and Mary, Saint Joseph has the power to help us in our journey towards perfection.
Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.
O Jesus! We are going to walk with You on the road to Calvary which was so painful for You. Make us understand the greatness of Your sufferings, touch our hearts with tender compassion at the sight of Your torments, in order to increase in us the regret of our faults and the love we wish to have for You.
Deign to apply to all of us the infinite merits of Your Passion, and in memory of Your sorrows, show mercy to the souls in Purgatory, especially to those who are most abandoned.
O Divine Mary, who first taught us to make the Way of the Cross, obtain for us the grace to follow Jesus with the sentiments Your Heart was filled with as You accompanied Him on the road to Calvary. Grant that we may weep with You, and that we may love Your divine Son as You do. We ask this in the name of His adorable Heart. Amen.
My Jesus, forgiveness and mercy!
By the merits of Thy holy Wounds and the sorrows of Thy Mother.