At last!

Fr. Z reports that the name of St. Joseph will finally be added to the Eucharistic prayers II, III, and IV.

I have wondered for a long time why he is listed among the Divine Praises but not during Mass.

If the development of doctrine follows its natural course, all our Marian dogmas should give way to some Josephine dogmas and some recognition of his unique role in God's plan for salvation. We can do more to give honor where honor is due.

For example, we should include this prayer, composed by St. Louis de Montfort into our repertoire:

Hail St. Joseph the Just,
Wisdom is with you!
Blessed are you among all men
and blessed is Jesus,
the fruit of Mary,
your most chaste spouse.

Holy Joseph,
worthy foster-father of Jesus Christ,
pray for us and obtain for us
Divine Wisdom
now and at the hour of our death.

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