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The Order of the Magnificat of the Mother of God has a special purpose the preservation of the Deposit of Faith through religious education in all its forms. God has established him as a bulwark against the almost general apostasy which has invaded Christendom and in particular the Roman Church.

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Saint Joseph

Family rescued from an attack of thieves.

Raynaude, by the Mas-d’Azil (Ariege).

During the month of January, Saint Joseph’s biggest creditor, who had lent three hundred francs for his work at Raynaude, was paid in full. While he was sound asleep in his country house, together with his family and servants, a vibrant and very loud voice sounded in his ears and awakened him with these words, which he heard very well: “Take care!” He shared with his family his impressions and the fears that plagued him. Must we add that his sleep became lighter. During the night of the second day, while he vainly tried to fall asleep, the dogs barked in an extraordinary way, the geese made the house resound with their shrill cries, the oxen roared and the sheep bleated. All the cattle are frightened in the stable; one sets out on foot in the dwelling, and one discovers a band of thieves who prowl around the house and try to get inside by forcing the locks. The voice that had told the master to be careful, was not chimerical. We put ourselves in a position to make a good resistance. These bandits do not let go and flee until they realize that we are watching, and that they hear a gunshot. The first thought that came to this pious family was that Saint Joseph, in whom they had blind confidence, had delivered them from danger and had paid them the three hundred francs by a signal service. Can it be otherwise?

(Ant. Rousse, parish priest.)

Saint Teresa of Avila tells us that the great Saint Joseph helps us in all our needs; what will he not do when there is a commitment made between us and him, or if we offer a sacrifice for his glory!

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In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

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.