St. JudeO glorious apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus
true relative of Jesus and Mary,
I salute you through the
most sacred Heart of Jesus.
Through this Heart I praise
and thank God for all the graces
he has bestowed upon you.
Humbly prostrate before you,
I implore you through this heart
to look down upon me with compassion.
Oh despise not my poor prayer,
let not my trust be confounded.
To you God has granted the
privilege of aiding mankind
in the most desperate cases.
Oh, come to my aid that I may praise the
mercies of God. All my life I will be
grateful to you and will be your faithful
client until I can thank you in heaven.
St. JosephOh St. Joseph, whose protection is so
great, so strong, so prompt before the
throne of God, I place in you all my
interest and desires. Oh, St. Joseph do
assist me by your powerful intercession,
and obtain for me from your divine
foster-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.
Oh, 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.
St. AnthonyOh holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints,
your love for God and charity for His
creatures, made you worthy, when on
earth, to possess miraculous powers.
Miracles waited on your word, which
you were ever ready to speak for those in
trouble or anxiety. Oh gentle and loving
St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full
of human sympathy, whisper my petition
into the ears of sweet infant Jesus, who
loved to be folded in your arms; and the
gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.
St AugustineWatch Thou, dear Lord,
with those who wake,
or watch, or weep tonight
and give Your angels charge
over those who sleep.
Tend your sick ones,
O Lord Christ,
rest Your weary ones,
pity Your dying ones,
pity Your afflicted ones,
and all for Your love's sake!