Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Thanks to St Joseph in the Month of the Precious Blood

I wanted to post a beautiful prayer in honour of St Joseph from The Precious Blood & Mother manual (pg 96) as we have received a singular, special grace from him today. One prayed for, asking for a miracle if it be God's Will.

We have felt the need for a while to turn to this powerful advocate for our family and work needs and I had been keeping a look out for a lovely statue of St Joseph for a while. Last September we went interstate for a holiday and we visited a Marian Shrine where I found that statue! I asked dh if we could buy it but we hadn't brought cash with us this day, only our credit card and this shrine in the middle of nowhere did not have any facilities for it. Dh said, "If St Joseph wants us, he will provide the money, even here in the this isolated place."

For some reason I was full of a miraculous trust (not particuarly normal for me) so much so, that I felt sure that this money ($100 or so) would turn up behind a bush or under the mat of our car, on the floor - I just had TRUST!

We saw a beautiful Eucharistic procession wind it's way down to a grotto at the bottom end of the shrine and we followed. There we were given a sermon and had Benediction. My oldest daughter (who makes friends in an instant) and found a little friend a couple of years younger than herself and when the day had finished we started to make our way back to the cars. I chose to take a slower route to visit a few more little shrines along the way. As I looked at the last one, I saw my daughter, her little friend and the girl's mother walking towards me...."Anne?" said the girl's mum. The long and short of it was I sell Catholic dolls for the Carmelite Sisters in Lismore and this lady was my main seller in this state! She had been walking along, talking to my daughter and she had said, "Has your mother seen the Faithdolls for sale at the stall?" And my daughter chirped back, "My mother is the Faithdoll lady in Australia!!" I had not told this lady I was visiting her state but here we met up under the most incredible of circumstances!!

Next moment as we are deep in conversation, my friend says, "Oh, while you are here, I might as well give you all the money I have from the sale of the dolls as I was about to make it into a money order and send it to you! "

Do I have to tell you what happened next?

It was the amount I needed!! I couldn't get to the piety stall quick enough (nearly fell headlong over a small, chain fence in my eargerness) and as I walked up to the building, someone was walking out with a statue of St Joseph!!!! There had been two in the stall, but I was SO afraid they had bought the last one......but there was one left and it was the one I had chosen out of the two IF I had had the money.

Needless to say, I felt very LOVED by Saint Joseph that day. We all did and we also knew that St Joseph wanted us to entrust our future to him in a special way.

Thank you St Joseph, we love you!

Act of Thanksgiving to the Most Holy Trinity for the Privileges Granted to Saint Joseph

O Eternal Father! I adore Thee, I love Thee, and I thank Thee with all my heart, because in Thy infinite power Thou hast chosen St Joseph to be the Spouse of Mary Immaculate. In thanksgiving for this privilege and for all the favours bestowed on St Joseph, I offer the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.


Glory be to the Father, etc.


O Eternal Son! I adore Thee, I love Thee, and I thank Thee with all my heart, because in Thy infinite wisdom, Thou hast chosen St Joseph to be Thy Foster-Father on earth. In thanksgiving for this privilege and for all the favours conferred on St Joseph, I offer Thee Thy Most Precious Blood.


Glory be to the Father, etc.


O Eternal Holy Spirit! I adore Thee, I love Thee, and I thank Thee with all my heart, because in Thy infinite love, thou has chosen St Joseph to be the Guardian of Jesus and Mary. In thanksgiving for this privilege and for all the favours conferred on St Joseph, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.


Glory be to the Father, etc.

1 comment:

JennGM said...

Beautiful story, Anne! Goosebumps over here!