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7 Special Favors You Can Receive When You ‘Go to St. Joseph’

For some centuries, the powerful intercession of St. Joseph was little known. In the 16th century St. Teresa of Ávila, a great devotee, helped spread devotion to him by joyfully proclaiming the power of his intercession.

A century later came another Spanish mystic, Venerable Mary of Ágreda, an incorrupt Franciscan nun, superior of her convent, adviser of King Philip IV, and bilocating evangelizer best known for her mystical visions of the Blessed Mother and her monumental work, The Mystical City of God, about the history of the Virgin Mary’s life. (Some scenes in the film The Passion of the Christ were based on descriptions found in her book.)

Mary of Ágreda’s ‘Seven Privileges’

In Volume Three of The Mystical City’s four volumes, Mary of Ágreda lists seven ways St. Joseph’s intercession is so powerful:

I have been informed concerning certain other privileges conferred upon St. Joseph by the Most High on account of his great holiness, which are especially important to those who ask his intercession in a proper manner. In virtue of these special privileges the intercession of St. Joseph is most powerful:

First, for attaining the virtue of purity and overcoming the sensual inclinations of the flesh;

Second, for procuring powerful help to escape sin and return to the friendship of God;

Third, for increasing the love and devotion to most holy Mary;

Fourth, for securing the grace of a happy death and protection against the demons in that hour;

Fifth, for inspiring the demons with terror at the mere mention of his name by his clients;

Sixth, for gaining health of body and assistance in all kinds of difficulties;

Seventh, for securing issue of children in families.

This mystic continues:

These and many other favors God confers upon those who properly and with good disposition seek the intercession of the spouse of our Queen, St. Joseph. I beseech all the faithful children of the Church to be very devout to him and they will experience these favors in reality, if they dispose themselves as they should in order to receive and merit them.

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