Tuesday, March 19, 2013

365 Project - Day 78 - "St. Joseph's Day"

March 19, 2013 - "St. Joseph's Day"

Today is St. Joseph's Day, which - for Italians - is pretty much what St. Patrick's Day is for the Irish. We wear red... We eat a lot... and some of us prepare altars to St. Joseph complete with food offerings which will then be given to the needy.

This is the statue of St. Joseph on my St. Joseph's Day altar. In the base of the statue is a tiny scroll containing the following prayer...

"O St. Joseph whose protection is 
so great, so strong, so prompt
before the throne of God, I place
in you all my  interests and desires.
O St. Joseph do assist me by 
your powerful intercession
and obtain for me from your
Divine Son all spiritual blessings
through Jesus Christ, Our Lord,
So that having engaged here
below your heavenly power I may
offer my Thanksgiving and 
Homage to the most loving of 
fathers. Amen."

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