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10 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2007 - 6:42AM #1
Mysty101
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Novena to St Joseph

Oh Saint 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 Saint Joseph,
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 Saint Joseph,
I never weary contemplating you
and Jesus asleep in your arms.
I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.

Press Him in my name
And whisper my intention into his ear
as you kiss His fine Head for me,
and ask Him to return the kiss
when I draw my dying breath.

Saint Joseph,
Patron of departing souls,
pray for us.

St Joseph the worker,
pray for us.
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10 years ago  ::  Nov 26, 2007 - 7:26AM #2
Mysty101
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Unfailing Petition to St. Joseph:


Holy St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary, be mindful of me, pray for me, watch over me. Guardian of the paradise of the new Adam, provide for my temporal wants. Faithful guardian of the most precious of all treasures, I beseech thee to bring this matter to a happy end, if it be for the glory of God, and the good of my soul. Amen 

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10 years ago  ::  Jan 07, 2008 - 8:07AM #3
Mysty101
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Novena to Saint Joseph:


Glorious Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession to obtain, from the benign heart of Jesus, all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly for the grace of a happy death and this special favour we now request . . . O guardian of the Word Incarnate, we feel animated with confidence that your prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. O Glorious Saint Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ and for the glory of His name, hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. Amen.


Novena Day 1 O great St. Joseph, with feelings of unlimited confidence, we beg you to bless this novena that we begin in your honour. "You are never invoked in vain" says the seraphic St. Theresa of Jesus. Be you then to me what you have been to that spouse of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and graciously hear me as you did her. Amen. Saint Joseph, pray for us!


Novena Day 2 O Blessed Saint Joseph, tender-hearted father, faithful guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God, we pray and beseech you to offer to God the Father, His divine son, bathed in blood on the Cross for sinners, and through the thrice holy name of Jesus obtain for us of the eternal Father the favour for which we implore your intercession . . . Amid the splendours of eternity, forget not the sorrows of those who pray, those who weep; stay the almighty arm which smites us, that by your prayers and those of your most holy spouse, the Heart of Jesus may be moved to pity and to pardon. Amen. Saint Joseph, pray for us.


Novena Day 3 Blessed Saint Joseph, enkindle in our cold hearts a spark of your charity. May God be always the first and only object of our affections. Keep our souls always in sanctifying grace and, if we should be so unhappy as to lose it, give us the strength to recover it immediately by a sincere repentance. Help us to such a love of our God as will always keep us united to Him. Amen. 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.


Novena Day 4 Saint Joseph, pride of Heaven, unfailing hope for our lives, and support of those on earth, graciously accept our prayer of praise. You were appointed spouse of the chaste Virgin by the Creator of the world. He willed that you be called "father" of the Word and serve as agent of our salvation. May the triune God who bestowed upon you heavenly honours, be praised forever. And may He grant us through your merits the joy of a blessed life and a favourable answer to our petition. Amen Saint Joseph, pray for us!


Novena Day 5 O holy Saint Joseph, what a lesson your life is for us, ever so eager to appear so anxious to display before the eyes of men the graces that we owe entirely to the liberality of God. In addition to the special favour….; for which we plead in this novena, grant that we may attribute to God the glory of all things, that we may love the humble and hidden life, that we may not desire any other position than the one given us by Providence and that we may always be a docile instrument in the hands of God. Amen Saint Joseph, pray for us!


Novena Day 6 O Glorious Saint Joseph, appointed by the Eternal Father as the guardian and protector of the life of Jesus Christ, the comfort and support of His Holy Mother, and the instrument in His great design for the redemption of mankind; you who had the happiness of living with Jesus and Mary, and of dying in their arms, be moved with the confidence we place in you, and procure for us from the Almighty, the particular favour which we humbly ask through your intercession . . . . Amen. Saint Joseph, pray for us!


Novena Day 7 O faithful and prudent Saint Joseph, watch over our weakness and our inexperience; obtain for us that prudence which reminds us of our end, which directs our paths and which protects us from every danger. Pray for us, then, O great Saint, and by your love for Jesus and Mary, and by Their love for you, obtain for us the favour we ask in this novena . . . . Amen. Saint Joseph, pray for us!


Novena Day 8 O Blessed Joseph, to whom it was given not only to see and to hear that God whom many kings longed to see and saw not; to hear and heard not; but also to carry Him in your arms, to embrace Him, to clothe Him, and to guard and defend Him, come to our assistance and intercede with Him to look favorably on our present petition. . .; Amen. Saint Joseph, pray for us!


Novena Day 9 O good Saint Joseph, help us to be like you, gentle to those whose weakness leans on us; help us to give to those who seek our aid, succour that they may journey unafraid. Give us your faith, that we may see the right shining above the victories of might. Give us your hope that we may stand secure, untouched by doubting, steadfast to endure. Give us your love that as the years increase an understanding heart may bring us peace. Give us your purity that the hour of death finds us untouched by evil's breath. Give us your love of labour that we shirk no lot in life that calls us for honest work. Give us your love of poverty so that we live contented, let wealth come or go. Give us your courage that we may be strong; give us your meekness to confess our sins. Give us your patience that we may possess the kingdom of our souls without distress. Help us, dear Saint, to live that when life ends we pass with you to Jesus and His friends. O Glorious Saint Joseph, hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. Amen. Saint Joseph, pray for us!


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10 years ago  ::  Jan 21, 2008 - 6:10PM #4
pio_child
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[COLOR="Sienna"]Oh Saint 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 Saint Joseph,
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 Saint Joseph,
I never weary contemplating you
and Jesus asleep in your arms.
I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.

Press Him in my name
And whisper my intention into his ear
as you kiss His fine Head for me,
and ask Him to return the kiss
when I draw my dying breath.

Saint Joseph,
Patron of departing souls,
pray for us.

St Joseph the worker,
pray for us.[/COLOR]
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9 years ago  ::  Nov 03, 2008 - 7:34AM #5
Mysty101
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I've been distracted this year, but wish to be more active in these prayer threads.

Sometimes when we need to pray, it is most difficult.  This is why we must always pray for each other.

Reminder to say the Novena to St Joseph on Monday.

Love & Prayers,

SuZ
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8 years ago  ::  Oct 11, 2009 - 2:51PM #6
Mysty101
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Reminder to say the Novena to St Joseph on Monday.

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 17, 2013 - 8:48AM #7
Thomas A Quinas
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The original monastic chant video of "Te Joseph Celebrent" I used for this post was removed for whatever reason, so i had to improvise with this FSSP video (which isn't half bad, even if it is a bit more brief):In years past, today was the Solemnity of St. Joseph.  During the past month or two, I've increased my devotion to this saint, and perhaps his oversight in our day is to the detriment of our Holy Catholic (& Apostolic) Church.  The Litany of St. Joseph is prayed every Wednesday morning (at roughly 6:48) on EWTN:


The last two descriptions attributed to St. Joseph (in the invocations of the faithful) are "Terror of demons" & "Protector of the Church".  Perhaps we as Catholics need to take these attributes more seriously.


St. Joseph,


Pray for us!

Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.. -- St. Therese of Lisieux. For applicable reads: Uniformity with God’s Will by Saint Alphonsus Liguori ... or ... Story of a Soul
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5 years ago  ::  May 01, 2013 - 8:46AM #8
Thomas A Quinas
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From Catholic Culture:


The feast of St. Joseph the Worker was established by Pope Pius XII in 1955 in order to Christianize the concept of labor and give to all workmen a model and a protector.


[snip]


... Pope Pius XII expressed the hope that this feast would accentuate the dignity of labor and would bring a spiritual dimension to labor unions.


In accordance with the missal of Pope John XXIII, the Roman breviary contains a passage from the Acts of Pope Pius XII (scroll down 4/5 of page to Reading 3): 


... In like manner, associations of workers ought to be aware of the same kind of spirit, so that Christ may always be present in them, in their members, in their families and in fact in every labor organization, because the chief purpose of these associations is to foster and nourish the Christian life in their members, to spread the Kingdom of God more widely, especially among fellow workers in the same plant.


[snip]


... Moreover, such instruction is needed that they might have a correct knowledge of the moral order established by God as it effects the rights and duties of workers, and which the Church discloses and interprets, so that by partaking in the needed reforms they might work more effectively toward their realization.


This reading has a strong correlation to that of the "Office of readings" (from the liturgy of the hours in accordance with the missal of Pope Paul VI; pastoral constitution on the Church in the modern world):


... The Church is the guardian of the deposit of God’s word, from which are drawn the principles of the religious and moral order. Without always having a ready answer to every question, the Church desires to integrate the light of revelation with the skilled knowledge of mankind, so that it may shine on the path which humanity has lately entered.


[snip]


... Man, created in God’s image, has been commissioned to master the earth and all it contains, and so rule the world in justice and holiness. He is to acknowledge God as the creator of all, and to see himself and the whole universe in relation to God, in order that all things may be subject to man, and God’s name be an object of wonder and praise over all the earth.

  This commission extends to even the most ordinary activities of everyday life. Where men and women, in the course of gaining a livelihood for themselves and their families, offer appropriate service to society, they can be confident that their personal efforts promote the work of the Creator, confer benefit on their fellowmen, and help to realise God’s plan in history.


Through the intercession of St. Joseph, May God be glorified through all of our occupations (... whatever they may happen to be ...). Amen.
Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.. -- St. Therese of Lisieux. For applicable reads: Uniformity with God’s Will by Saint Alphonsus Liguori ... or ... Story of a Soul
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5 years ago  ::  May 19, 2013 - 8:41PM #9
Mysty101
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Hi Thomas,



Thanks for posting--- I've been busy & away, so I just saw them.


SuZ

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4 years ago  ::  Dec 01, 2013 - 8:49AM #10
Mysty101
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Dear Friends,


Posts # 2 & 3 are another prayer & a novena to St Joseph.


I am going to pray the novena the 11-19 of each month.


Love & Prayers,


Suz

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