“He is Holy Joseph, because his office, of being spouse and protector of Mary, specially demanded sanctity. He is Holy Joseph, because no other Saint but he lived in such and so long intimacy and familiarity with the source of all holiness, Jesus, God incarnate, and Mary, the holiest of creatures.” St. John Henry Newman
Here at Our Lady’s Shrine in Walsingham we invite you join us and others around the world who will this year make a consecration to St Joseph. The table below offers suggested start dates:
|Start day in 2021
||Presentation of the Lord
||Solemnity of St. Joseph
||St. Joseph the Worker
||Our Lady of Fatima
||Our Lady of Knock
||Our Lady of Loreto
||Feast of the Holy Spouses
One way to do this is to follow Fr Donald Calloway’s Consecration to St. Joseph available in paper format, e-book format and audiobook format.
Alternatively, if you’d like to do the consecration but cannot get hold of Fr Calloway’s book, you can simply recite a prayer to St. Joseph for 33 days (for example, the Litany of St. Joseph) and conclude on the final day with the consecration prayer below.
Be part of this great movement of Consecration to St. Joseph in this Year of St. Joseph.
St. Joseph patron and protector of the Universal Church pray for us.
Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”, December 8, 2020 (vaticannews.va)
Pope Francis: Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), an apostolic letter on St. Joseph, December 8, 2020 (vatican.va)
Pope Leo XIII – Quamquam Pluries, an encyclical letter on St. Joseph, August 15, 1889 (vatican.va)
Pope St. John Paul II – Redemptoris Custos, an encyclical letter on St Joseph, August 15, 1989 (vatican.va)
Litany of St. Joseph (Catholic News Agency)
Fifteen ways to gain an indulgence in the Year of St. Joseph (EWTN UK)
Prayer of Consecration to St Joseph
O Glorious Patriarch and Patron of the Church! O Virgin Spouse of the Virgin Mother of God! O Guardian and Virginal Father of the Word Incarnate! In the presence of Jesus and Mary, I choose you this day to be my father, my guardian, and my protector.
O great St. Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your “Holy House.” Present me to your Immaculate Spouse; ask her also to adopt me as her child. With her, pray that I may constantly think of Jesus, and serve him faithfully to the end of my life. O Terror of Demons, increase in me virtue, protect me from the evil one, and help me not to offend God in any way.
O my Spiritual Father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings.
Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times, but especially at the hour of my death. Console and strengthen me with the presence of Jesus and Mary so that, with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity. Amen.