St. Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster-father to Jesus Christ. He is known for his righteousness, purity, strength,, and practical skills.
ST. JOSEPH FEAST DAYS
March 19 St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary May 1 St. Joseph the Worker
O dearest Saint Joseph, I offer myself to you, that you may always be my father, to protect and guide me. Help me to love holiness and to remain pure in heart. O Blessed Saint Joseph, pray for me, that I may enjoy the gift of a holy life. Amen.
St. Joseph Novena
Traditional Dates March 10 to March 18
Saint Joseph, I, your unworthy child, greet you. You are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have special confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I place all my hope of salvation in you, for you are especially powerful with God and will never abandon your faithful servants. Therefore I humbly invoke you and commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to you 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, obtain for me 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 merit to 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 spiritual grace I now implore:
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Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. Amen.