♦Her favorite prayers
♦Novena to St. Joseph
♦What is a Novena?
The Novena to St Joseph begins normal 10 March this year 11 March as the feast will be celebrated on 20 March) – nine days of prayer leading up to his feast day on March 19th. You can find the novena prayers here. If you have time for supplemental reading, you may want to read St. Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation on St Joseph.
♦Saint Joseph ♦Popes on St. Joseph
Novena prayer to St. Joseph
(that was prayed by Mother Teresa and still is prayed by the Missionaries of Charity today)
O Glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower
of Jesus Christ, to you do we
raise our hearts and hands,/ to implore
your powerful intercession in obtaining
from the benign Heart of Jesus/ all the
helps and graces necessary for our spiritual
and temporal welfare,/ particularly
the grace of a happy death,/ and the special
favor we now implore.
O guardian of the Word Incarnate,/
we feel filled with confidence/ that your
prayers on our behalf/ will be graciously
heard before the throne of God./
O Glorious St. Joseph,/ through the
love you bear to Jesus Christ,/ and for
the glory of His name,/ hear our prayers
and obtain our petitions. (Repeat 7times)
Let us pray
O Glorious St. Joseph,/ spouse of the
Immaculate Virgin,/ obtain for us a
pure,/ humble, and charitable mind,/ and
perfect resignation to the divine Will./
Be our guide, father and model through
life,/ that we may merit to die as you
did,/ in the arms of Jesus and Mary.