A number of cardinals requested we join them in a Novena to St. Joseph, the patron of the Universal (Catholic) Church. Since his Feast day is on March 19th, we will start this Novena (nine days of praying this prayer) on March 11th.
V. O glorious St. Joseph, through your love of Jesus Christ and for the glory of his name,
R. Hear our prayers and ask God to grant our petitions.
Let us Pray:
O glorious St. Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, obtain fur us pure, humble, and charitable hearts, and perfect conformity to the will of God. Be our guide, our father and model during life so that we may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary. Dear St. Joseph, foster father of our Lord Jesus Christ, true spouse of the Virgin Mother of God, pray for us!!!