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Pope’s beautiful prayer to St. Joseph for children without a family, and couples suffering infertility


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Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 01/05/22

Make sure that no one lacks a home, a bond, a person to take care of him or her ...

Pope Francis on January 5 continued his series of catecheses on St. Joseph and concluded again with a prayer to the saint.

Here is his beautiful prayer, especially for children without a family, and for couples suffering infertility.


Saint Joseph,
you who loved Jesus with fatherly love,
be close to the many children who have no family
and who long for a daddy and mommy.
Support the couples who are unable to have children,
help them to discover, through this suffering, a greater plan.
Make sure that no one lacks a home, a bond,
a person to take care of him or her;
and heal the selfishness of those who close themselves off from life,
that they may open their hearts to love.
Thank you.

Pope FrancisSaint Joseph
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