A Devotion in Honour of the Seven Sorrows and Joys of Saint Joseph: Prayer of the Day for Friday, December 17, 2021

First Sorrow and Joy

O most pure Spouse of Mary,
glorious St. Joseph,
as the affliction and anguish of thy heart
was exceedingly great in thy perplexity,
whether thou shouldst abandon thy most unspotted Spouse,
so was the joy unspeakable when,
by an Angel,
the sublime Mystery of the Incarnation was revealed to thee.
By this sorrow and joy,
we beseech thee that now,
and in our last agony,
thou mayest comfort our souls by the joy of a good life
and a holy death, …