O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations;
to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God;
to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties;
to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God.
All for Jesus;
all through Mary,
all after thine example,
O Patriarch, Saint Joseph.
Such shall be my watchword in life and in death.
Composed by Pope Saint Pius X
N.B. This beautiful prayer has been suppressed by most of the post-Vatican II clergy who suffer under the heresy of modernism. Saint Pope Pius X warned, via his Encyclical Letter ‘Pascendi Dominici Gregis,” about the doctrine of modernists. The proponents of this error ignore this Saintly Pope’s writings at their own peril and the peril of their sheep. Let us pray for an end to the heresy of modernism.