LET US GO TO JOSEPH WITH FILIAL CONFIDENCE
“When Joseph lived on earth he was endowed with an excellent heart, naturally inclined to compassion and clemency. Now that his charity is perfected in heaven, will he be insensible to our dangers and our miseries? Joseph is our brother; his nature is the same as ours; he has experienced all our trials, and therein lies an additional reason why he should love us, and sympathise with our sufferings.
‘It is because Joseph is the father of all Christians’, says a pious author, ‘that you should address yourself to him with filial confidence.’ Appeal to his charity in all your needs, and you will experience the truth of Saint Teresa’s assurance, that no one, however poor and abandoned, ever raised to him his feeble prayer, without being favourably heard. From Heaven on high he looks down with pity on the unfortunates who invoke him in their sad exile.”
– Annales de S. Joseph