Ave Maria Meditations
Statue of St. Joseph and the Christ Child in the crypt church at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, founded by St. Andre Bessette.
Dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your service. I give myself to you, that you always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a great purity of heart, a fervent love of the interior life, and the spirit of prayer.
After your example may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And you, blessed St. Joseph, pray for me, that I might share in the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.
(+ by Fr. John A. Hardon, SJ: Servant of God and a founder of the Institution on Religious Life)
A biography of St. Andre can be found at http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=18