St. Joseph: Ancient Prayer

Item # 14911

  • Feast Day: March 19th
  • Patron of: Fathers, Families, Workers (especially carpenters), The Homeless, The Universal Church and a happy death.
  • The Year of Saint Joseph:
    Dec. 8, 2020 through Dec. 8, 2021.

Here's a prayer all Catholics will want to know! The St. Joseph Ancient Prayer Pillowcase shares the words of an beloved traditional prayer said to be dated to the year 50 A.D. How amazing and comforting to bridge two millennia of the faithful by praying the same ancient words to St. Joseph!

The Holy Father urges that through St. Joseph, "each of us can discover an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble." Joseph was courageous in providing for the needs of his family in the face of formidable challenges. Who better than St. Joseph to pray us through these troubling times?

To Personalize click "Personalize it" and add your loved one's name to the St. Joseph: Ancient Prayer Pillowcase for a loving, lasting gift of faith. 

The Prayer:
O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers.
O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen

The Ancient Prayer to St. Joseph is commonly accompanied with this old postscript:
This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy or be burned in any fire or be overpowered in battle. Say for nine mornings for anything you desire. It has never been known to fail.

All pillowcases, regardless of fabric content, are sized to fit Standard & Queen size pillows and measure 20" x 31".

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Please Note:
All of the Prayer Pillowcase photographs you see on this website were taken of our original Poly/Cotton pillow cases with 2" hems.