Bishop Gruss: "...for those interested in consecrating yourself to St. Joseph, Fr. Donald Calloway provides a wonderful 33 day preparation for this consecration in his book, Consecration to St. Joseph – The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father.
If you would like to make this consecration on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, the preparation should begin on Monday, February 15th."
Memorare to Saint Joseph and Act of Consecration to Saint Joseph
Memorare to Saint Joseph
Remember, O most chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who implored your help and sought your intercession were left unassisted. Full of confidence in your power I fly unto you and beg your protection. Despise not O Guardian of the Redeemer my humble supplication, but in your bounty, hear and answer me.
Act of Consecration to Saint Joseph
O dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you, that you may always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and fervent love of the interior life. After your example may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me, that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death.