Saints as Helpful Energies

“Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular
efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has
the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking.” -
So just what does is mean to be a Saint?

Well it's a long process that ends with the church Canonizing a person "for the beatification of a confessor a
miracle attributed to the Servant of God, verified after his/her death, is necessary. The required miracle
must be proven through the appropriate canonical investigation, following a procedure analogous to that for
heroic virtues. This one too is concluded with the relative decree. Once the two decrees are promulgated
(regarding the heroic virtues and the miracle) the Holy Father decides on beatification, which is the
concession of public honor, limited to a particular sphere. With beatification the candidate receives the title
of Blessed."

And just what is a miracle?

A miracle, or Semeion, is or a "sign" or event with divine significance. A miracle is that which is beyond the
present knowledge and power of the medical or physical sciences.

St. Thomas Aquinas teaches: "Those effects are rightly to be termed miracles which are wrought by Divine
power apart from the order usually observed in nature" (Contra Gentiles, III, cii) ... "and they are apart from
the natural order because they are beyond the order or laws of the whole created nature." (Sacra Theologica

How do you work with Saints?

That's easy. You just petition them in time of need.

Some petitions are short "O my mother, in your heart I placed all my anguish of my heart and it is there
that I gain strength and courage."
-Sainte Berrnadette Personal Notebook p.28

the blessed chalk is then used to inscribe the initials of the Three Magi (Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar)
along with the new year above one's front door. For example, it would be written for 2016 as follows:

20 + C + M + B + 16

with each number and letter separated by a cross. A prayer invoking the aid and intervention of the Three
Magi (who are considered Saints) throughout the year is then recited. Further, the three letters are also
understood to stand for the Latin phrase Christus Mansionem Benedicat (Christ Bless this House). Once in
place, every person entering your home will have to pass beneath this charm, hopefully picking up some of
its positive influence.

Here is ancient prayer to ST. JOSEPH claimed to be sent in 1505 I from The Pope To Emperor Charles as he
went into battle.

O ST. JOSEPH, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee
all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all
spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy
heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.

O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while
He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the
kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me.

The use of St Joseph today has become very popular when selling a house.

Simply bury a
St. Joseph statue in your yard when you wish to sell your home:

Make a hole in the ground that is large enough to bury the St. Joseph statue (in protective wrap) vertically.
Place the statue upside down in the ground.
Face the upside down statue TOWARDS the home that is to be sold.
For nine consecutive days, pray the St. Joseph Novena included here.
Once the home is sold, remove the statue from the ground.
Display the statue in a place of honor in the new home.

Opening Prayer
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Come to my aid, O God. O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of all good gifts, I come before you to honor you in your saints
and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised those who ask, would receive, those who seek, would find, those who knock, would have
doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests, and pardon my sins. Amen.
St. Joseph, just and true, with a father's care you raised the child Jesus, and with a husband's love, you
shared your life with Mary, his mother.
I entrust myself to your care and place in your hands this request of mine (say request)….
In quiet Nazareth, long ago, the Holy Spirit spoke to your heart and you followed God's will with wonderful
In the quiet of my days, and in the hard choices I must make, help me follow the Spirit's guidance and
believe when I cannot see.

Click here to read other lovely stories about St. Joseph.

St. Francis of Assisi and the blessing of the animals happens in many parishes on his
Feastday: October 4. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all
creatures.  He is known as the patron of Animals, Merchants & Ecology.

Saint Francis’ Canticle of All Creatures

Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord,
All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings.
To you alone, Most High, do they belong,
and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.

Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour,
Of You Most High, he bears the likeness.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all weather’s moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.

Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious and pure.

Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.

Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,
Mother Earth who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.
Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon
for love of You and bear sickness and trial.
Blessed are those who endure in peace,
By You Most High, they will be crowned.

Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Blessed are they She finds doing Your Will.
No second death can do them harm.

Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks,
And serve Him with great humility.

Heavenly Father,
You gave Your servant Francis
great love for each of Your creatures.
Teach us to see Your design in all of creation.
We ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Saint Francis’ Meditation Prayer

My God and my All!

Saint Francis’ Vocation Prayer

Most High, Glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of our minds.
Give us a right faith, a firm hope and a perfect charity,
so that we may always and in all things act according to Your Holy Will. Amen.

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