Greetings in Jesus and Mary!
Hope all are well. I just wanted to post this need for prayer for our neighbor who is fighting against the tyranny they are experiencing (like everyone else). You may have heard of the largest truck convoy which is 100,000 strong that made their way to Ottawa today to demand an end to the mandates and/or the resignation of Trudeau. Let us pray for God's justice to be done to this once Catholic nation and that they may return back to the faith in thanksgiving. We who remain faithful can pray for them!
I will post a couple links below on this situation in Canada as well as some global hope done by a few brave men to be conducted in court by the end of this week...they need prayer for their endeavors as well ... for the sake of the world.
A little history on once Catholic Canada........From the very beginning, New France (Canada) had placed St Joseph in a position of honor for the new country. At the time, the feast day of St Joseph, on March 19, had just been made mandatory for the whole Church in 1621 under Pope Gregory XV. There was a new sense of appreciation and vigor for devotion to St Joseph, as was made evident by the Canadian missionaries. It was the missionary Joseph Le Caron who chose St Joseph as the Patron Saint of New France (Canada.) Le Caron wrote of the Huron Indians and the difficulties of the work of evangelization. He noted on March 19, 1624: "We held a great feast in honor of St Joseph where all the inhabitants were included, several wild. This feast was held as a vow we made to St. Joseph, choosing him as Patron of New France.”
In 1637, Father Le Jeune wrote that "the feast of the glorious Patriarch St. Joseph, father, patron and protector of New France, is one of the great solemnities of the country." It was under his patronage that was accomplished the evangelization of the Indians and Joseph’s name was given to the majority of new converts. The custom of bestowing the name of Joseph, either as first or middle name, was quickly established in New France, and continues to this day among many French-Canadian Roman Catholics.
Many chapels and churches of Canada are dedicated to him, the oldest being in the territory of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil. It is the parish of Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly whose canonical dates back to 1665. The largest shrine in the world dedicated to St Joseph is on Mount Royal in Montreal, St Joseph's Oratory, which is also the final resting place of the body of St André Bessette.
May we pray to St. Joseph and all the the Canadian Saints and Blesseds...
St. Marie of the Incarnation
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
St. Francois de Laval
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Marguerite d'Youville
Saint Brother Andre
PRAYER TO ST JOSEPH
Oh, 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 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 close 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 me. Amen.
Good St. Joseph, spouse of the Virgin Mary. pray for us!
Holy Mother Mary intercede for Canada and for the whole world!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!