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This is a public domain image of Saint Joseph as protector and father of the Child Jesus.Saint Joseph is a powerful intercessor and protector! There is a special prayer invoking the intercession of Saint Joseph, and it is called the Never-Failing Protection Prayer.  Every Catholic needs this prayer for protection during the Coronavirus Crisis. We need prayer now more than ever, and the Church considers Saint Joseph as a patron saint of the sick.

Emperor Charles 

According to The Pieta prayer book, the protection prayer to Saint Joseph 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. It has seldom been known to fail.”

Given its purpose, this is the perfect prayer for protection from the Coronavirus:

Prayer to Saint Joseph for Protection

Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. 

Saint 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.

Saint 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. Saint Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen.

Saint Joseph, please protect us from the Coronavirus!


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