Our urgent appeal continues. Generous responses continue to come in. Although we are still far from attaining the €750,000.00 needed to purchase Silverstream, I am confident that Saint Joseph, the Almoner of Divine Providence, will inspire many to give now.
O glorious Saint JOSEPH,
thou art our advocate and our defender, our father and our friend,
who on the word of the angel speaking to thee in the night,
didst put fear aside to take MARY, thy Virgin Bride into thy home,
and, even in poverty and in exile, didst provide security for JESUS, the blessed Fruit of her womb.
Thou art the good provider upon whose resources and generosity we rely
to acquire the entire property of Silverstream; to renovate it;
and to maintain it for years to come
in security and in peace, in the beauty of holiness,
and in perpetual adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
O Joseph, first adorer of the Sacred Humanity of the Word,
thou art not indifferent to His designs upon this place
and upon us who, by His grace alone, must struggle to make it a school of the Lord’s service,
a sanctuary of adoration for all, and a haven of peace for priests.
Humble and powerful Saint Joseph,
who didst appear at Knock, together with the Mother of God,
with Saint John the Beloved Disciple, and with the Lamb of Sacrifice,
thy mission in Ireland is far from ended.
Visit us, then, in our need.
Provide for us as thou hast provided for so many in the past,
and we shall publish abroad the wonders obtained through thy intercession
to the glory of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.