MONDAY IN PASSION WEEK
It was correspondence to grace which was Mary’s grandest grace. It was her correspondence to grace which interprets and accounts for her immense holiness. It was her correspondence to grace which made her sanctity congruous to her unparalleled exaltation. If we will be but as faithful to our little graces as she was to her great ones, we shall at last draw near to her, or what we may call near. Fr. Faber
Saint Joseph, father and guardian of virgins, into whose faithful keeping were entrusted Innocency itself, Christ Jesus, and Mary, the Virgin of virgins, I pray and beseech thee through Jesus and Mary, those pledges so dear to thee, to keep me from all uncleanness, and to grant that my mind may be untainted, my heart pure and my body chaste; help me always to serve Jesus and Mary in perfect chastity. Amen.
Imitate St. Joseph in his virtues: his simplicity, his prudence, his patience, his kindness, his conformity to the will of God, his trust in Divine Providence, his fidelity and purity of intention in the discharge of daily duties. Ask him to obtain for you the grace of a happy death.
St. Joseph, model and patron of those who love the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.