During our project, we will be spending more time in prayer than in distributing books. Indeed this project is equally dedicated to evangelization and reparation.

If you would like to join us in prayer during these weeks, here is what we will be praying…

  • Daily Mass followed by Prime
  • The Prayer to St. Michael, Consecration to Mary, Prayer to St. Joseph, and the Breastplate of St. Patrick (text for these provided below)
  • Holy Hour of Reparation at noon
  • The Rosary
  • Vespers and/or Compline

Because the Patron Saints we have chosen for our project are St. Joseph and St. Patrick, I wanted to find just the right prayer to St. Joseph and thanks be to God I have found that. In fact, this prayer was prescribed for the month of October by Pope Leo XIII and could have been written for our present circumstances. You can find this prayer below the Consecration to Mary here below. Please share this prayer far and wide so that all the faithful can pray it together.


Consecration to Mary

HOLIEST VIRGIN, with all my heart I worship thee above all the angels and saints in paradise as the daughter of the eternal Father, and to thee I consecrate my soul and all its powers.
Hail Mary, etc.

HOLIEST Virgin, with all my heart I worship thee above all the angels and saints in paradise as the Mother of the only-begotten Son, and to thee I consecrate my body with all its senses.
Hail Mary, etc.

HOLIEST Virgin, with all my heart I worship thee above all the angels and saints in paradise as the spouse of the Holy Ghost, and to thee I consecrate my heart and all its affections, praying thee to obtain for me from the ever-blessed Trinity all the graces which I need for my salvation.
Hail Mary, etc.

MOST holy Mary, my Lady, to thy faithful care and special keeping and to the bosom of thy mercy, today and every day, and particularly at the hour of my death, I commend my soul and my body; all my hope and consolation, all my trials and miseries, my life and the end of my life, I commit to thee, that through thy most holy intercession and by thy merits, all my actions may be directed and ordered according to thy will and that of thy divine Son. Amen.

My Queen! my Mother! I give myself entirely to thee; and to show my devotion to thee, I consecrate to thee this day my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart, my whole being, without reserve. Wherefore, good Mother, as I am thine own, keep me, guard me, as thy property and possession.
Hail Mary, etc.


Prayer to St. Joseph

TO THEE, O BLESSED JOSEPH, we have recourse in our affliction, and, having implored the help of thy thrice holy Spouse, we now, with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection. By that charity wherewith thou wert united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His blood, and wilt assist us in our need by thy power and strength. Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Keep from us, O most loving Father, all blight of error and corruption. Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness. And even as of old thou didst rescue the Child Jesus from the peril of His life, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity. Shield us ever under thy patronage, that, following thine example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting bliss in heaven. Amen.


Breastplate of St. Patrick

I bind to myself this day
a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
The belief in the threeness
The confession of the Oneness
Of the creator of the elements,

Of the creator of creation.

I bind to myself today
The strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
The strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
The strength of His resurrection with His ascension
The strength of His descent for the Judgement of doom.

I bind to myself today
The strength of the love of Seraphim
In the obedience of Angels,
In the service of Archangels,
In the hope of resurrection unto reward,
In prayers of patriarchs,
In predictions of prophets,
In preaching of Apostles,
In faith of confessors,
In purity of Holy Virgins,
In deeds of righteous men.

I bind to myself today
The power of heaven,
The Light of sun,
The Brilliance of moon,

The whiteness of snow,
The Splendor of fire
The flashing of lightning
The Swiftness of wind
The Depth of sea
The Stability of earth
The Firmness of rock.

I bind to myself today
God’s power to guide me:
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to teach me
God’s eye to watch over me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,

God’s shield to shelter me,
God’s host to secure me
against snares of demons
against temptations of vices
against inclinations of nature
against all men who wish me ill,
whether far or near,
whether few or many.

I bind to myself today
All virtues to stand between me and evil,
Against every cruel and merciless power

that may oppose my body and my soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of heathenry,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of women and smiths and Druids,
Against every knowledge that binds the soul of man.

Christ protect me today
against poison, against burning,
against drowning, against wounding,
That I may receive abundant reward.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left

Christ in the fort, Christ in the chariot, Christ at the helm, Christ on the deck,
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I bind to myself this day
a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
The belief in the threeness
The confession of the Oneness
Of the creator of the elements,

Of the creator of creation.

Domini est salus,
Domini est salus,
Christi est salus
salus tua, Domine, sit semper nobiscum.

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