Text on back of card:
Feast Day: March 19
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great,
so strong, so prompt before the throne of
God, I place in you all my interests and
desires. Oh St. Joseph, do assist me by your
powerful intercession, and obtain for me from
your divine Son all spiritual blessings,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that,
having engaged here below your heavenly
power, I may offer my thanksgiving and
homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh, St.
Joseph, I never weary contemplating you, and
Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not
approach while He reposes near your 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.
This prayer was found in the fiftieth year of Our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505 it was sent
from the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was
going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer
or hear it or keep it about themselves, shall never
die a sudden death, or be drowned, or shall
poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall
into the hands of the enemy, or shall be burned in
any fire, or shall be overpowered in battle.
Say for nine mornings for anything you may
desire. It has never been known to fail, so be
sure you really want what you ask for.