PRAYER FOR PURITY • • • O Guardian of Virgins and holy Father St Joseph, into whose faithful keeping were entrusted Christ Jesus, Innocence itself, and Mary, Virgin of virgins, I pray and beseech thee by these dear pledges, Jesus and Mary, that, being preserved from all uncleanness, I may with spotless mind, pure heart and chaste body ever serve Jesus and Mary most chastely all the days of my life. Amen.
St Joseph, pray for us.
As Almighty God appointed Joseph, son of the patriarch Jacob, over all the land of Egypt to save grain for the people, so when the fullness of time was come and He was about to send on earth His only-begotten Son, the Savior of the world, He chose another Joseph of whom He made the lord and chief of His household and possessions, the guardian of His choicest treasures. – Blessed Pope Pius IX