Novena to Saint Joseph – begins on March 10th

torres_clemente_de-zzz-st_joseph_with_the_infant_christSaint Joseph intercession is often asked to find a job. He is also Patron of the dying, families, fathers, workers and travelers.

Novena in preparation of the feast of Saint Joseph on March 19th:

Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death.

Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, pray for me to have a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may 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 Divine 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 feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.

Day 1 – St. Joseph Most Just, Pray for us!
Day 2 – St. Joseph Most Prudent, Pray for us!
Day 3 – St. Joseph Most Loving Husband, Pray for us!
Day 4 – St. Joseph Most Strong, Pray for us!
Day 5 – St. Joseph Most Obedient, Pray for us!
Day 6 – St. Joseph Most Faithful, Pray for us!
Day 7 – St. Joseph Pillar of Families, Pray for us!
Day 8 – St. Joseph Patron of the Dying, Pray for us!
Day 9 – St. Joseph Terror of Demons, Pray for us!


Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.


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Saint Joseph – march 19th


“Whatever grace you demand to Saint Joseph it will certainly be granted, who wishes to believe be persuaded to face the test.”
St. Teresa of Avila.

The life of Saint Joseph has been truly overthrown by mysterious initiatives of God, initiatives beyond any possibility to understand.
Saint Joseph let himself to be driven lead because he was just and “just” is the man who lives of faith.


Where will the Lord drive him? He does not know it, God does not tell him, He does not explain him anything and he still obeys. It always said yes with his life, not with his words. It had never questions nor doubts.

And how fecund this silence is! It allows that between the word of God and the obedience of Saint Joseph there is not solution of continuity. God says and Saint Joseph does.
“Do not be afraid…”, and he does not fear, all troubles end.
“Stand up…”, and he stands up, there he is already on the road.
“Come back…”, and he is already coming back.
This immediacy of Saint Joseph at any nod of the Lord shows his beautiful inner disposition!

This example of Saint Joseph is wonderful: although he is the head of the house, he is simply in service with a familiarity made of abandonment and of continuous dedication. Saint Joseph does not estimate the life of Jesus and of the Virgin according to his requirements, but he puts his life at disposal of theirs. He does not leave the Egypt when it is suitable to him, but when the interest of Jesus requires.

His patronage is not less or more triumphal, but it is something deeper coming from a lower reality. Saint Joseph makes us to understand the content of the service for the Reign and helps us to be in the history of the salvation those people who believe in Christ, obey Christ and trust Him.

Saint Joseph allowed the Lord to sweep up and to lead himself on mysterious ways. He gave up understanding and accepted to believe; he gave up to command and accepted to obey.
Nevertheless, believing, he let himself be driven by the Gentleman and He introduced him very intimately in the mystery of the Incarnation and the salvation.

Shall Saint Joseph, this most beloved patron of the spiritual life, help us to be very present only to the heart and the eyes of God, and it will be much better if much more people forget us, so that in disappearing at people’s and even our sight, our ego can get lost in the humble and silent adoration of the infinite greatness of the only God and our Lord.
“These are the reasons why men of every rank and country should fly to the trust and guard of the blessed Joseph. Fathers of families find in Joseph the best personification of paternal solicitude and vigilance; spouses a perfect example of love, of peace, and of conjugal fidelity; virgins at the same time find in him the model and protector of virginal integrity. The noble of birth will earn of Joseph how to guard their dignity even in misfortune; the rich will understand, by his lessons, what are the goods most to be desired and won at the price of their labour.” (Leon XIII)

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Triduum to St. Joseph to obtain a grace

“Whatever grace you demand to Saint Joseph it will certainly be granted, who wishes to believe be persuaded to do the test”.
St. Teresa of Avila


O St. Joseph, my protector, I resort to you, so get me out of the Heart of Jesus this grace. For my sins I do not deserve to be heard. I beg you to my shortcomings and, as powerful as you are, that is obtained through your intercession the longed-for grace; I may come at your feet to thank you and make gifts of gratitude.
Our father, Ave Maria and Glory.


Do not forget, dear St. Joseph that no person in the world resorted to you, being disappointed in the trust and the hope placed in you. Do not allow, or great saint, that I alone be deprived of the grace that I ask you. Shown powerful and generous even to me; and my tongue, thanking you, in you will enhance the goodness and mercy of God.
Our father, Ave Maria and Glory.


O St. Joseph, head of the Holy Family, I will deeply revere and wholeheartedly invoke you. The afflicted, who prayed to you before me, you have given comfort and thanks,. Deign, therefore, to console also my grieved soul. Thou, Oh great Saint, see God in all my needs. You then, you know how much I needed the grace that I ask you. From Thee I hope to be comforted, and I promise to spread devotion to you and to help the works that, in your name, rise to the relief of so many unhappy and dying. O St. Joseph, comforter of the afflicted, have pity on me!
Our father, Ave Maria and Glory.


Remember, Oh most pure spouse of Mary the Virgin, Oh sweet my patron St. Joseph, who never heard anyone have invoked your protection and asked for your help, without being consoled.
With this confidence, I come before thee, and I recommend it to you fervently.
Oh foster father of the Redeemer, despise not my petitions, but welcome it and pitifully her away. Amen
(Indulge. Partial)

Devotion and prayers to Saint Joseph.