blank'/> SHARING CATHOLIC TRUTH: MAY 1st - St JOSEPH THE WORKER --- & --- Month of May - dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday, May 01, 2017

MAY 1st - St JOSEPH THE WORKER --- & --- Month of May - dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 01 - Homily: St. Joseph, Model Cooperator in God's Creation




The Dignity and Importance of Work (5/1/17)

Catholic Prayers: Prayer to Saint Joseph by Pope Pius X
O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all who are devoted to labour, obtain for me the grace to work in the spirit of penance in expiation of my many sins; to work conscientiously by placing love of duty above my inclinations; to gratefully and joyously deem it an honour to employ and to develop by labour the gifts I have received from God, to work methodically, peacefully, and in moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from it through weariness or difficulty to work; above all, with purity of intention and unselfishness, having unceasingly before my eyes death and the account I have to render time lost, talents unused, good not done, and vain complacency in success, so baneful to the work of God. All for Jesus, all for Mary, all to imitate thee, O Patriarch St. Joseph! This shall be my motto for life and eternity.


O glorjuż San Ġużepp, xempju ta’ dawk kollha li jgħaddu ħajjithom fix-xogħol, aqlagħli l-grazzja li naħdem skond il-kuxjenza billi nippriferixxi dmirijieti għall-gosti tiegħi; li bil-ferħ u bi gratitudni nistmah bħala unur li nuża d-doni li tani Alla u nipperfezzjonahom bix-xogħol tiegħi; li naħdem b’metodu, fil-paċi, bil-moderazzjoni u bil-paċenzja, mingħajr qatt ma niskarta x-xogħol minħabba l-għejja jew id-diffikultajiet; fuq kollox li naħdem b’intenzjoni retta u b’diżinteress, billi nġib kontinwament quddiem għajnejja l-mewt u l-kont li rrid nagħti taż-żmien mitluf, tad-doni li ma ħaddimtx u tal-ġid li stajt nagħmel u m’għamiltx, kif ukoll ta’ kull vanaglorja li nieħu meta nirnexxi, li ġġib tant ħsara fix-xogħol magħmul għal Alla. Ammen.
il-papa San Piju X



Talba lil San Guzepp - Prayer to St Joseph



Month of May - dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary, may she come into your life this month with a special blessing for you. It is the occasion for Catholics to pay a moving tribute of faith and love to the Queen of Heaven.

During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration.
Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Blessed Virgin Mary

Most holy Virgin Immaculate, my Mother Mary, to thee who art the Mother of my Lord, the queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope, the refuge of sinners, I who am the most miserable of all sinners, have recourse this day.

I venerate thee, great queen, and I thank thee for the many graces thou has bestowed upon me even unto this day; in particular for having delivered me from the hell which I have so often deserved by my sins. I love thee, most dear Lady; and for the love I bear thee, I promise to serve thee willingly forever and to do what I can to make thee loved by others also.

I place in thee all my hopes for salvation; accept me as thy servant and shelter me under thy mantle, thou who art the Mother of mercy. And since thou art so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations, or at least obtain for me the strength to overcome them until death. From thee I implore a true love for Jesus Christ.

Through thee I hope to die a holy death. My dear Mother, by the love thou bearest to Almighty God, I pray thee to assist me always, but most of all at the last moment of my life. Forsake me not then, until thou shalt see me safe in heaven, there to bless thee and sing of thy mercies through all eternity. Such is my hope.


by Saint Alphonsus Liguori


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