Sleeping St. Joseph
PABEN 5 1/2" Italian Crafted
Place your prayer intentions under your very own Sleeping St. Joseph.
Pope Francis popularizes devotion to the Sleeping Saint Joseph. Pope Francis, who has had a statue of a sleeping St. Joseph on his desk for decades, brought the statue he had in Argentina with him to the Vatican when he was elected pope. He told the story that he places slips of paper under his statue of a sleeping St. Joseph when he has a special problem. The pope’s devotion to St. Joseph meant he chose to celebrate the inaugural Mass of his pontificate on March 19, the feast of St. Joseph. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the church! Yes! We know that he can do that. So, when I have a problem, a difficulty, I write a little note and I put it underneath St. Joseph, so that he can dream about it! In other words, I tell him: Pray for this problem!” Pope Francis said. “Do not forget St. Joseph who sleeps! Jesus slept with the protection of Joseph.” “The Scriptures seldom speak of St. Joseph, but when they do, we often find him resting, as an angel reveals God’s will to him in his dreams. “But like St. Joseph, once we have heard God’s voice, we must rise from our slumber; we must get up and act.” - Valerie Schmalz Excerpts from: “Consecration to Saint Joseph”, Father Donald Callloway, MIC
Free pdf download below of The Admirable Life Of The Glorious Patriarch St. Joseph
Each statue comes with the special gift of a laminated Miraculous Medal Cape Card featuring a cloth that has touched the relics entrusted to the MDM, the Miraculous Statue of Our Lady of the Cape and the tombs of Fr. Luc Desilets and Fr. Paul Vachon, blessed by "then" rector of Canada's National Marian Shrine, Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, OMI, and a rose fragment blessed on the Confraternity Altar.
Fr. Paul Vachon was the diocesan priest who had the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary established at Cap-de-la-Madeleine in 1694 by the Master General of the Dominican Order, Antonin Cloche, OP.
Fr. Luc Desilets found the pig chewing on a rosary in 1867 and reestablished enrollment in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary leading to the miracle of the ice bridge, the prodigy of the eyes, the 1904 canonical crowning and a million pilgrims visiting the Cape in 1954!
To Learn more about the relics the blue blessed cloth on the Cape Card has touched besides the Miraculous Statue of Our Lady of the Cape and the tombs of Fr. Desilets and Fr. Vachon, CLICK HERE
May this, "Little book," inflame your love for Jesus, Mary, St. Joseph and St. Michael.
“This new Trinity (Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Michael the Archangel) must be blessed and glorified on earth as is the unity of the Three Divine Persons in Heaven; blessed is the nation, blessed is the country ... which will be inflamed with this devotion!" (Jesus to Venerable Philomena in 1867) Download FREE Ebook "HERE"