We are in battle. If you’re not, you should be. Battle against principalities and powers who seek above all, our spiritual ruin. This is the reality of the spiritual life but in these days, the battle for the faith passed down in Sacred Tradition is under fire from the fiery darts of the enemy. In recent days we have called upon members to take action by participating in the Synodal process and by signing the preservethelatinmass.org petition. While taking action is vital, it is prayer that can move mountains. It is prayer that will move hearts. It is through prayer that God does the impossible.
We propose that members and friends redouble their commitment to their daily rosary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima and request that you add a powerful prayer to St Joseph.
The outward celebration of the Holy Year of St Joseph Patron of the Universal Church is being undermined by the savage attacks on the faith and the faithful from the enemies of God, those who should be following his example as head of the Holy Family. In contrast, by a devout interior devotion, we trust that St Joseph, head of the Holy Family and terror of demons will ward off the wolves that have entered the temple of God and bring about the conversion of those pitiful souls who have been lured into the service of the enemy. We also suggest adding the St Michael Prayer with the intention of the protection of Sacred Tradition.
This Prayer to the Patron of the Universal Church was prescribed by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII to be recited after the daily Rosary during October, month of the Holy Rosary.
We call on all our members and friends to faithfully recite this prayer after their daily rosary.
After praying the rosary
Let us pray:
To thee, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse, we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection. By that charity wherewith thou wert united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His blood, and wilt succor us in our need by thy power and strength.
Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen off-spring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving Father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Shield us ever under thy patronage, that, following thine example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting bliss in Heaven. Amen.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen