I always thought of St. Joseph as a “kindly old man.” When I needed a saint, I went to the likes of Padre Pio, John Vianney or Catherine of Siena. I never thought of St. Joseph as a particularly powerful intercessor.
I was wrong. Recently, I was praying the Litany of St. Joseph and discovered that one of his titles is “terror of demons.” He is noted as being effective in protecting us from evil. I started to hear stories of people’s prayers to St. Joseph being answered in striking ways. Clearly, I underestimated this great saint.
It only makes sense. God chose him to protect the Son. He was married to the Mother of God. Now, he is very close to the Divine throne and has Mary’s and Jesus’ ear.
Have you ever asked for help from St. Joseph? If you do, you might be surprised at the graces obtained by this “kindly old man.”
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