Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cardinals: Novena to St. Joseph

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.  

O glorious St. Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you do we come to ask your powerful intercession in obtaining from the merciful Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces that we need for our spiritual and temporal welfare, and in particular the grace of a happy death, and the special favor we now implore (silently recall the grace you are requesting). O guardian of the Word incarnate, we know with confidence that your prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God, and that God will grant us whatever is for His greater glory and for our greatest good.

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!!!

Remember to keep praying for our cardinals!  

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