ITE AD JOSEPH
Prayer For The Church & The Holy Father
Most Powerful Patriarch St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church,
which has always invoked thee in anxiety & trouble,
from the exalted seat of thy glory cast a loving glance
upon the whole Catholic world. let thy fatherly heart be touched
at the sight of the Mystical Spouse and the Vicar of Christ
overwhelmed with sorrow and persecuted by powerful enemies.
Oh, by the bitter anguish thou didst experience upon earth,
dry the tears of the venerable Pontiff, defend him, comfort him,
intercede for him with the Giver of peace and charity, that
all adversity being removed and all error dissipated,
the entire Church may serve God in perfect liberty.