Examination of Conscience

An act of the presence of God.  
  1. Have I tried to speak to God sincerely every day in mental prayer? 
  2. Do I realize frequently that I am in God’s presence? 
  3. Have I tried to say some aspirations to God daily? 
  4. Do I give my first and last thought to God each day? 
  5. Do I strive to make the Holy Sacrifice of the man the center of my interior life? 
  6. Have I prayed the Rosary and other vocal prayers slowly and with attention? 
  7. Have I hurried over the general examination of conscience? 
  8. Have I gone against my own preference at times each day, offering this mortification to our Lord? 
  9. Have I prayed for my family each day? 
  10. Have I prayed with my family each day? 
  11. Have I born well the contradictions of the day? 
  12. Do I have an upright intention, doing all for the glory of God? 
  13. Have I taken care to live charity with my family, co-workers and friends? 
  14. Am I asking God to help make specific some resolution from this recollection and to put it into effect? 
 
An act of contrition. 
 

Marriage & Family

Humanae Vitae
Encyclical of Pope Paul VI on the Regulation of Birth
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Casti Connubii
Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on Christian Marriage
DOCUMENT TEXT

Living Together:
Questions and Answers Regarding Cohabitation and the Church’s Moral Teaching
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Plan of Life

By Joseph M. Muntadas

OUR LIVES nowadays are so filled with activities that if we want to maintain our social relations and not overlook other important aspects of life, we need to organize ourselves, plan things out, and avoid leaving things to last minute improvisation. In short, we need what we might call a “plan of life.”  VIEW PDF

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Spiritual Reading

Confessions – St. Augustine

Imitation of Christ – Thomas A Kempis

In Conversation with God – Francisco Fernandez

Introduction to the devout life – St. Francis de Sales

Life of St. Benedict – St. Gregory the Great 

Overcoming Lukewarmness – Francis Fernandez-Carvajal

The Soul of the Apostolate – St. Pius X

Thirsting for Prayer – Jacques Philippe

This Tremendous Lover – Eugene Boylan

Time for God – Jacques Philippe

St. Joseph Resources 

The Year of St. Joseph Prayer 

To you, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph)
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.
 
Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.
 
As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.
 
 

Quotes on St. Joseph

“Devotion to St. Joseph is one of the choicest graces that God can give to a soul, for it is tantamount to revealing the entire treasure of our Lord’s graces. When God wishes to raise a soul to greater heights, he unites it to St. Joseph by giving it a strong love for the good saint.” St. Peter Julian Eymard.  
 
“The Almighty has concentrated in St. Joseph, as in a Sun of unrivaled luster, the combined light and splendor of all the other saints.” St. Gregory Nazianzen. 
 
“I have only my great devotion to St. Joseph. This it is that guides me and gives me full confidence.”  St. Andre Bessette
 
 

 

Litany of St. Joseph 

Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. 
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Illustrious son of David, pray for us. 
Light of patriarchs, pray for us. 
Spouse of the Mother of God, pray for us. 
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, pray for us. 
Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us. 
Watchful defender of Christ, pray for us. 
Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.
Joseph most just, pray for us. 
Joseph most chaste, pray for us. 
Joseph most prudent, pray for us. 
Joseph most valiant, pray for us. 
Joseph most obedient, pray for us. 
Joseph most faithful, pray for us. 
Mirror of patience, pray for us. 
Lover of poverty, pray for us. 
Model of workmen, pray for us. 
Glory of home life, pray for us. 
Guardian of virgins, pray for us. 
Pillar of families, pray for us. 
Solace of the afflicted, pray for us. 
Hope of the sick, pray for us. 
Patron of the dying, pray for us. 
Terror of demons, pray for us. 
Protector of Holy Church, pray for us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, 
Spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, 
Graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, 
Have mercy on us!
V. He made him the lord of His household,
R. And prince over all His possessions.
Let Us Pray
O God, Who in Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Thy most holy Mother, grant, we beseech Thee, that he whom we venerate as our protector on earth may be our intercessor in Heaven. Who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.
 
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Ordinarily, a partial indulgence, during the Year of Saint Joseph, however—which lasts from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021—the use of the Litany of Saint Joseph has been included among other prayers to St. Joseph enriched with a plenary indulgence which may be earned once a day subject to the usual conditions: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Pope, and a total detachment to all sin, including venial sin. www.penitenzieria.va/content/dam/penitenzieriaapostolica/indulgenze/ITALIANO%20(rev).pdf