Let us pray Joseph and the Virgin Mary
On this first of May, Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, patron saint of workers, the Church invites us, in a very special way, to pray to the Virgin Mary. We are told that on this day, “the Catholic Bishops of Canada will consecrate their dioceses or eparchies to Mary, Mother of the Church, asking for her protection during the coronavirus pandemic.
Already on March 19, Feast of Saint Joseph, Pope Francis prayed especially to Saint Joseph to protect the world in this time of crisis. He said, “Tonight we pray together, entrusting ourselves to the intercession of Saint Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family, guardian of all our families. The carpenter of Nazareth also knew precariousness and bitterness, concern for tomorrow; but he knew how to walk in the darkness of certain moments, always letting himself be guided without reserve by the will of God”. He ended his prayer with these words: