Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself to be a father ...
Pope Francis concluded the general audience of February 16 by leading the faithful in the prayer to St. Joseph that he placed at the end of Patris Corde, his apostolic letter on the saint.
The prayer was provided to the faithful at the audience in various languages. And Pope Francis asked to pray it “entrusting to him our intentions and, in a special way, the Church that suffers and is in trial.”
Here we offer it in English and Spanish:
Hail, guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted His only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself to be a father,
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
Salve, custodio del Redentor
y esposo de la Virgen María.
A ti Dios confió a su Hijo,
en ti María depositó su confianza,
contigo Cristo se forjó como hombre.
Oh, bienaventurado José,
muéstrate padre también a nosotros
y guíanos en el camino de la vida.
Concédenos gracia, misericordia y valentía,
y defiéndenos de todo mal. Amén.