Start Novena to St. Joseph TODAY! March 11, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Domestic Church, General Catholic, Glory, Good St. Joseph, Grace, Interior Life, Novenas, Spiritual Warfare, Tradition, Virtue.
Sorry I’m a little late, and that the blog has been in a coma of late. It will probably stay that way for the foreseeable future (saying such typically being associated with a sudden surge in blogging in the past, but probably not this time). Between job search, spending time with my family (such a blessing), and various things needing to be done around the house, I just haven”t had much time, nor, I must admit, motivation, for blogging.
BUT………I always try to put out reminders about Novenas and post some from time to time, so here goes. The first one actually came from our local TLM parish, so it will be a repeat for many readers, the other is one I have posted in the past:
O glorious descendant of the kings of Judah, Inheritor of the virtues of all the patriarchs.
Just and happy St. Joseph, listen to my prayer. Thou art my glorious protector, and shall
ever be, after Jesus and Mary the object of my most profound veneration and confidence.
Thou art the most hidden, though the greatest Saint, and art particularly the patron of those
who serve God with the greatest purity and fervor. In union with all those who have ever
been most devoted to thee I now dedicate myself to thy service; beseeching thee, for the
sake of Jesus Christ, who vouchsafed to love and obey thee as a son, to become a father to
me; and to obtain for me the filial respect, confidence and love of a child towards thee.
O powerful advocate of all Christians, whose intercession, as St. Theresa assures us, has
never been found to fail, deign to intercede for me now, and to implore for me the
particular intention of this Novena.
(Mention your intentions here)
Recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be.
Present me O great Saint to the adorable Trinity, with Whom thou hadst so glorious and so
intimate a correspondence. Obtain that I may never efface by sin the Sacred Image
according to the likeness of which, I was created. Beg for me that my divine Redeemer
would enkindle in my heart and in all hearts, the fire of His Love, and infuse therein the
virtues of His adorable infancy, His purity, simplicity, obedience, and humility.
Obtain for me likewise a lively devotion to thy virgin spouse, and protect me so powerfully
in life and death, that I may have the happiness of dying as thou didst, in the friendship of
my Creator, and under the immediate protection of the Mother of God.
Another, somewhat shorter Novena:
Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. I have special confidence in you. You are powerful with God and will never abandon your faithful servants. I humbly invoke you and commend myself, with all who are dear to me, to your intercession. By the love you have for Jesus and Mary, do not abandon me during life, and assist me at the hour of my death.
Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the immaculate Virgin, Foster-father of Jesus Christ, obtain for me a pure, humble, and charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the Divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore: (Mention your request). Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I am confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
Prayer: Let us Pray! In Your ineffable providence You were pleased to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Your Most Holy Mother. Grant, we beg You, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our protector. You who live and reign forever and ever. AMEN
Not sure when I’ll post again, though I have a lot to say. I think we’re entering a new phase in this nation’s demise with this 2016 presidential election. Looks like our choice will be Trump or Hillary – two amoral pro-abort filthy rich New York leftists pretending to be friends of the common man. Hoo boy, such a choice! I might just stay home.
There won’t be one brick or stand of wire laid for a border fence under Trump.