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                       LITANY 

 
Lord, have mercy. Solicitous protector of Christ.- Pray for us.
Christ, have mercy. Head of the Sacred Family.- Pray for us.
Lord, have mercy. Joseph, the most righteous.- Pray for us.
Christ, hear us. Joseph, the most chaste.- Pray for us.
Christ, graciously hear us. Joseph, the most prudent.- Pray for us.
God, the Father of heaven.- Have mercy on us. Joseph, the strongest.- Pray for us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world.- Have mercy on us. Joseph, the most obedient.- Pray for us.
God, the Holy Spirit.- Have mercy on us. Joseph, the most faithful.- Pray for us.
Holy Trinity, one God.- Have mercy on us. Mirror of forbearance.- Pray for us.
Saint Mary. - Pray for us. Paragon of poverty.- Pray for us.
Saint Joseph.- Pray for us. Example to workers.- Pray for us.
Illustrious descendant of David.- Pray for us. Model of domestic life.- Pray for us.
Luminary of the Patriarchs.- Pray for us. Custodian of Virgins.- Pray for us.
Husband of  the Mother of God.- Pray for us. Sanctuary of the families.- Pray for us.
Chaste custodian of the Virgin.- Pray for us. Consolation of the distressed.- Pray for us.
Nutritious father of the Son of  God.- Pray for us. Hope of the sick.- Pray for us.
Defender of dying people.- Pray for us.
Terror of demons. - Pray for us.
Protector of the Holy Church.- Pray for us.
 

SIXTUS II: Ordered to insert Saint Joseph feast day in the Mass book and in the breviary.

GREGORY XV: Decreed to celebrate Saint Joseph feast day as a holy day of obligation and precept.

BENEDICT XII: Included Saint Joseph name in Letanies.

PIUS XI: Sets the working classes under the protection
of Saint Joseph.