Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Guido Reni St Joseph with the Infant Jesus

St Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni (1575–1642). From Wikipediea (Web Gallery of Art)

O God, who from the family of thy servant David didst raise up Joseph to be the guardian of thine incarnate Son and the spouse of his virgin mother: Give us grace to imitate his uprightness of life and his obedience to thy commands; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Almighty Father, who didst entrust thy Holy One, the child of blessed Mary, to the care and guardianship of Saint Joseph: Hallow our homes, we beseech thee, by thy Holy Spirit, that parents and children may dwell together in the unity of thy love; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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