St. Joseph Novena

     Today we begin our blessed novena to St. Joseph. Our monastery was placed under his patronage from its conception.

    “I said to him, ‘What am I to do? They want me to make a new foundation and I don’t know where to go or what to do. But, dear Saint Joseph, if you take over, I’ll follow the counsel of those who have a right to advise me.’” So prayed Mother Mary Agnes Roche, founding superior of our monastery.

     On the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Oct. 7, 1946, five nuns from our Scranton (now Clarks Summit), PA monastery, made the new foundation. “St. Joseph manifested his care by donations sent in his honor. This happened so frequently that we decided on dedicating the new monastery to his patronage.”

     When we relocated to this rural area 13 years ago we placed this statue front of our monastery. He continues to welcome and intercede for all who come to visit, pray, attend our Liturgy and make retreats.

     Please join us in offering this novena prayer these next 9 days. Be assured that you and your intentions will be remembered in a special way. We count on your prayers for us…especially for 2 women who are seriously discerning joining our monastic family and also for a very important intention.

    God love you! We sure do.

Powerful Prayer to St. Joseph

O Glorious St. Joseph,
you who have power to render possible
things that are for us impossible,
come to our aid in our present trouble and distress.
Take this important and difficult affair
under your particular protection that it may end happily.

O dear St. Joseph, all our confidence is in you;
let it not be said that we have invoked you in vain!
And since you are so powerful with Jesus and Mary,
show that your goodness equals your power.

Verse: O good St. Joseph, through your love for Jesus, and for the glory of His name,

Response: Hear our prayers and obtain our requests.


10 thoughts on “St. Joseph Novena

  1. I am happy to join you in this novena for your intentions. I am going to slip in a few of mine as well ! May St. Joseph hear our prayers !

  2. Thank you St. Joseph for hearing my prayers. Please restore my health to better serve you, our Lord, Blessed Mary and my family. Please keep me in remission.

  3. Virginum custos et pater, sancte Ioseph, cuius fideli custodiae ipsa Innocentia Christus Iesus et Virgo virginum Maria commissa fuit; te per hoc utrumque carissimum pignus Iesum et Mariam obsecro et obtestor, ut me, ab omni immunditia praeservatum, mente incontaminata, puro corde et casto corpore Iesu et Mariae semper facias castissime famulari. Amen.

    My translation:
    Guardian of virgins and holy father St. Joseph, to whose faithful protection were entrusted Christ Jesus, Innocence itself, and Mary, Virgin of virgins; I pray and beseech you through these dearest pledges, Jesus and Mary, that you may always make me to serve Jesus and Mary very chastely, preserved from all uncleanliness, with an undefiled mind, a pure heart, and a chaste body. Amen.

    (the prayer to St. Joseph after Mass)

  4. This is a thanksgiving to St. Jude. Thank you St Jude for interceding for me and allowing me to know that i am still welcome by a friend whom i havent met up with for very long. Thank you in making my school experience today a good one. Thank you also because i learnt that my mail is going to reach him by today. Thank you so much!

  5. Dear St Joseph, thank you SO MUCH for interceding to God and Jesus in letting my best friend’s ailing grandmother becoming better. Recently, she found out that she had a tumor growing in her lung but was not sure if it was either a harmless one or not. Moreover, she was already very aged. So I prayed to St Joseph to intercede to God and Jesus to let her get better and she did! Thank you so much God, Jesus, Mother Mary, St Joseph and St Jude (i prayed to him to intercede to God too so i put his name here)!!

  6. I humbly ask that St. Joseph to intercede on behalf of several serious situations – for a healing of my mother in mind and body, that she may return to own home with good care, for resolution of a financial problem and property problem, for peace within family, for despair.

  7. Thank you St Joseph for all your help.. Thanks so much!

    O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong,
    so prompt before the Throne of God,
    I place in you all my interests and desires.
    O St. Joseph do 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.
    O St. 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 kiss His fine Head for me,
    and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath.
    St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls,
    pray for us.


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