St. Gertrude’s Vision of Saint Joseph

I desire therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men: For kings, and for all that are in high station: that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life in all piety and chastity. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
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And another angel came, and stood before the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer of the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar, which is before the throne of God. And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints ascended up before God from the hand of the angel. (Rev. 8:3-4) 
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Once, on the Feast of the Annunciation, St. Gertrude had a vision during which the Heavenly Mother revealed to her the glory of her spouse, St. Joseph, in order to awaken in the Saint a greater love for him and to encourage her to have confidence in his intercession. Of this vision St. Gertrude wrote: 
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“I saw Heaven opened and St. Joseph sitting upon a magnificent throne. I felt myself wonderfully affected when, each time his name was mentioned, all the Saints made a profound inclination toward him, showing by the serenity and sweetness of their looks that they rejoiced with him on account of his exalted dignity.”
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Signal Graces obtained through St. Joseph’s intercession
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In Mary of Agreda’s City of God, we learn the following consoling revelations:
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• “First, those who invoke him shall obtain from God, by his intercession, the gift of chastity, and shall not be conquered by the temptation of the senses;
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• Secondly, they shall receive particular graces to deliver them from sin;
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• Thirdly, they shall obtain a true devotion to the Blessed Virgin;
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• Fourthly, they shall have a good and happy death, and in that all-decisive moment be defended against the assaults of Satan;
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• Fifthly, they shall be delivered when expedient for them, from bodily sufferings, and shall find help in their afflictions;
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• Sixthly, if married, they shall be blessed with offspring;
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• Seventhly, the demons shall have extreme dread of the glorious name of St. Joseph.
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With so many graces to be obtained through his powerful intercession, let us not tarry nor hesitate in asking humbly for the protection and aid of dear St. Joseph, Terror of demons!

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