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~ Peter, Ministry Administrator

Friday, March 10, 2017

Novena Prayer in Honor of St. Joseph, the Chaste Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"Would that I could persuade
all men to be devoted to this glorious
Saint [St. Joseph], for I know by long
experience what blessings he can
obtain for us from God."

~ Words of St. Teresa of Avila

St. Joseph, pray for us!

This ministry pays special honor to St. Joseph, the foster-father of our Lord... and readers are encouraged to honor him, as well.  Believe me - St. Joseph's intercession is AWESOME before the heavenly throne of his Divine Son.  Recite the prayer below consistently for 9 consecutive days, with trust in his power to intercede... just see what happens. **

** TIP:  For this novena - any prayer - to be successful, there must be a measure of faith; a belief that God, in his infinite goodness, can answer our prayer.  Without faith, prayer has no power.

The Memorare to St. Joseph

Remember, O St. Joseph, loving and
powerful protector, that according to the
testimony of your faithful servant, St.
Teresa of Avila, no one who is truly devoted
to you has seen his petition rejected.  Filled
with confidence and hope I come to you,
worthy Spouse of Mary Immaculate. 

[mention your personal intention here]

Do not close your ears to my prayers,
you who have the glorious title of Father
of Jesus, but hear it and present it for
me to Him who has vouchsafed to be
called your son.  Amen.

[pray an Our Father, a Hail Mary,
and a Glory Be]

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal
Church, pray for us!

"The children of the world are ignorant
regarding the privileges and rights, which
the Most High has conferred on my holy
spouse, and the power of his intercession
with the Divine Majesty and with me...
In all trials seek his intercession, because
the Heavenly Father will grant whatever
my spouse asks."

~ Words of Our Lady to
Ven. Mary of Agreda


  1. St. Joseph loving husband to Mary please Pray for us
    St. Joseph caring father to Jesus please Pray for us
    St. Joseph patron Saint of workers, families, the unborn, people who doubt, those close to a Holy death, the country Canada, and so forth please Pray for us. Amen.

  2. "Don't thank me," he always replied. "Go to the chapel to thank St. Joseph. He can do anything, but I can do nothing." (Ian Bond, A Mountain for St. Joseph, Holy Cross Press, 1965, pp. 30-31)

    Brother André never attributed any miracles to himself but to Saint Joseph. Ite Ad Joseph (Go to Joseph) s the characteristic mark of this saint.

    quoted from the website: http://www.brogilbert.org/st_andre/7st_andre_miralcles.htm

    1. Thank you for mentioning and quoting St. Andre Bessette, who was known for his tremendous devotion to St.Joseph. I actually featured St. Andre in one of my Saint of the Month postings earlier this year: 


      "Ite ad Joseph" - I gotta remember that so as to share it with others. It's definitely good advice.

  3. An unemployed friend prayed to St. Joseph to ask for help in getting a job. He prayed a novena at least three times and was called by several companies to do interviews, but none hired him. Finally, after the last novena he prayed, he received a call from a prestigious resort and interviewed for a dream job with the company - he was hired on the spot. The manager who interviewed and hired him is named "Joe". My friend started his new job today. St. Joseph is awesome!

  4. I know a Buddhist family that was having a hard time selling a property they inherited from a deceased grandmother. They were trying for over three years to sell the place but with no success. A Catholic friend gave the family a cheap plastic statue of St. Joseph along with a prayer card of the saint, and told them to bury the statue on the property and to say the prayer every day until the house sold. Within a month of burying the statue the family had a solid offer, which led to the property being sold. This family couldn’t believe how fast things moved. Although they’re still Buddhist, they continue to pray to St. Joseph whenever they need special help with something. I won’t be surprised if they become Catholics sometime in the distant future.

  5. I just discovered your beautiful site. It is wonderful!!God bless you for it and all the work you do.

  6. St. Joseph, powerful with God, pray for the Church and the entire world.


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