“How is a Father supposed to be like?” I wondered.
My friend, IG @meekandlowlyheart , recommended that I consecrate myself to St. Joseph. And I am so glad I finished the 33-day Consecration, ending on All Saints Day. Throughout this journey, I have learned so much more about St. Joseph and have put all my trust in him as my Spiritual Father.
The 33rd day, which is the day I consecrate myself to St. Joseph, was the day that my father followed through with his words and showed that he loved me. God does indeed work miracles.
🙏🏻 𝔄𝔠𝔱 𝔬𝔣 ℭ𝔬𝔫𝔰𝔢𝔠𝔯𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫 𝔱𝔬 𝔖𝔱. 𝔍𝔬𝔰𝔢𝔭𝔥 𝔟𝔶 𝔖𝔱. 𝔄𝔩𝔭𝔥𝔬𝔫𝔰𝔲𝔰 𝔏𝔦𝔤𝔲𝔬𝔯𝔦 🙏🏻
O Holy Patriarch, I rejoice with you at the exalted dignity by which you were deemed worthy to act as father to Jesus, to give him orders and to be obeyed by him whom heaven and earth obey.
O great saint, as you were served by God, I too wish to be taken into your service. I choose you, after Mary, to be my chief advocate and protector.
I promise to honor you everyday by some special act of devotion and by placing myself under your daily protection.
By that sweet company which Jesus and Mary gave you in your lifetime, protect me all through life, so that I may never separate myself from my God by losing his grace.
My dear St. Joseph, pray to Jesus for me. Certainly, He can never refuse you anything, as He obeyed all your orders while on earth. Tell Him to detach me from all creatures and from myself, to inflame me with His holy love, and then to do with me what He pleases.
By that assistance which Jesus and Mary gave you at death, I beg of you to protect me in a special way at the hour of my death, so that dying assisted by you, in the company of Jesus and Mary, I may go to thank you in paradise and, in your company, to praise my God for all eternity.