NOVENa to ST. Joseph (March 10-18)
Feast Day is March 19
Painting by Giovanni Gasparro
Name Meaning: “He Shall Add”
Patron Saint of: Families, Carpenters, Married Couples, Laborers, House Seekers, The Universal Church, A Happy Death
This prayer was reportedly found in the 50th year of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505 it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles V when he was going into battle. The account goes on to say that whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death, or be drowned, not shall poison take effect of 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 the Novena prayer below for nine mornings for anything your special intention.
St. Joseph is a very powerful intercessor, so discern carefully what you ask of him and really desire what you ask. It has never been known to fail, so be sure you really want what you ask.
Saint Joseph Novena Prayer for Days 1-9
Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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 of 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.
(Mention your request here…)
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