PN 14

Joseph, your admirable life
Took place in poverty,
But you contemplated the beauty
Of Jesus and Mary.
Joseph, O tender Father,
Protect Carmel.May your children on earth
Always savor the peace of Heaven!
The Son of God, in his childhood,
Often happily
Submitted to your authority
And rested on your heart.
Like you, we serve Mary and Jesus
In solitude.
Pleasing them is our only aim.
We desire nothing more...
Saint Teresa our Mother
Invoked you with love.
She confirms that you
Always granted her prayer.
After this life's exile,
We have the sweet hope
That we shall go to see you, Saint Joseph,
With our dear Mother.
Last Refrain
Bless, tender Father,
Our little Carmel.
After this earthly exile,
Reunite us all in Heaven!

© Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc


To Our Father Saint Joseph




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datation: between March and December 1894

addressee: Marie de l'Incarnation, upon request