Pope Invites Catholics to Pray Rosary Together for Feast of St. Joseph

Pope Francis Prays for Healing

Join our Holy Father and Catholics around the world on a special day of prayer for St. Joseph’s Feast day, Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 1 pm PST, reflecting on the Luminous mysteries.

Here is a translation of the pope’s remarks:

Tomorrow we will celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph. In life, work, family, joy, and sorrow he always sought and loved the Lord, meriting the praise of Scripture as a just and wise man. Always invoke him with confidence, especially in difficult times, and entrust your lives to this great Saint.

I join in the appeal of the Italian bishops who in this health emergency have promoted a moment of prayer for the whole country. Every family, every faithful, every religious community: all united spiritually tomorrow at 9 p.m. (1 pm PST) in the recitation of the Rosary, with the Mysteries of Light. I will accompany you from here.

We are led to the luminous and transfigured face of Jesus Christ and His Heart by Mary, Mother of God, health of the sick, to whom we turn with the prayer of the Rosary, under the loving gaze of Saint Joseph, Guardian of the Holy Family and of our families. And we ask him to take special care of our family, our families, especially the sick and the people who are taking care of them: doctors, nurses, and volunteers, who risk their lives in this service.