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Pope’s “homemade” prayer to St. Joseph, from the heart

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 11/17/21

Comfort those who feel alone ...

Pope Francis on November 17 opened a cycle of catecheses on St. Joseph. In this first installment, he concluded with a prayer:

Today I would like to send a message to all the men and women who live in the most forgotten geographical peripheries of the world, or who experience situations of existential marginalisation. May you find in Saint Joseph the witness and protector to look to. We can turn to him with this prayer, a “home-made” prayer, but one that comes from the heart:

Saint Joseph,
you who have always trusted God,
and have made your choices
guided by his providence
teach us not to count so much on our own plans
but on his plan of love.
You who come from the peripheries
help us to convert our gaze
and to prefer what the world discards and marginalises.
Comfort those who feel alone
and support those who work silently
to defend life and human dignity. Amen. 

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