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Another Devotional: St. Joseph Novena

Here is another novena to St. Joseph sent in from longtime reader Anne in PA. Anne has been with me almost from the beginning and I have truly enjoyed her emails and comments over the years. she sends along what is, perhaps, one of the most widely known of the St. Joseph novena prayers. In fact, when I saw this in my inbox, I couldn’t believe I had forgotten it. May it bring you closer to St. Joseph, and by extension, closer still to the Infant Jesus asleep in his arms.

Oh 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.

Oh 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 Loving of Fathers.

Oh 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 [add your intention here]. Amen.

Seeking Advice

In the spirit of humility, I, your humble blogger, am seeking some assistance.

I would like to offer a novena in honor of St. Joseph, in particular to seek a special grace. the only problem is that the novenas I’ve come across online are all a bit squishy.

Anyone have any suggestions for a St. Joseph novena that’s a little more manly and traditional?

Thanks in advance!

PS: If you have a link to one, email me at harvey@harveymillican.com

Another Round, Please!

It’s time once again for another St. Rita novena. Please send any intentions my way and I will happily add them. I continue to pray for all the intentions that have been sent thus far.

More from the Saint of the Impossible

Regular readers of this page will note that nine days or so have roughly passed since last I mentioned my ongoing novena in honor of St. Rita of Cascia, patron saint of impossible causes.

That must mean it’s time for another go-round!

Bring your impossible requests to her. It seems Our Lord is only too pleased to grant great favors when His beloved servant Rita asks. And please know for what it’s worth that I have taken the ever growing list of intentions people have emailed me to her in my novena.

Just this past week, a friend texted me a picture with the caption, “Look what I found while packing some boxes!”

Schlocky as the day is long, terrible dubbing, yet still one of my favorites.

No cause is ever lost.

St. Rita of Cascia, pray for us!

A Different Novena

Today let’s begin nine days of prayer in honor of Padre Pio, who’s feast is nine days hence.

Here is one novena I found

Also, I’m still keeping up with St. Rita. im eventually going to wake up, pray novenas for 16 hours, and go to bed. And that’s OK.

Too Amazing

I had to share the following that my wife sent me today. She’s still on the social things whereas I am not.

Know that I am offering my novena daily for the intentions that have been sent to me.

Remember, until very recently, it was considered impossible that anyone would publicly recognize the antipapacy and yet the chorus of voices is raising. Keep praying. And don’t forget to fast too.

Holy Mary, Model of Life for Saint Rita, pray for us!

Another One Down

If you’re following along and keeping score, St. Rita has notched another win today. From my ongoing novena prayer list I have just removed another intention meaning… She has delivered yet again.

This one was very sweet and personal to me. One of my nephews was looking for a better work schedule so he could spend more time with his growing family and get to Adoration more frequently. Not only did his schedule get changed abruptly, but so did his job. He got promoted to detective today!

St. Rita of Cascia, stained glass

Now, don’t take away from this a false sense of hope.

No, I want you to take away from this a very real sense of hope.

If you have been praying for some thing for a long time and it has not come to you, remember one of the first “rules” of prayer. “We pray to change ourselves, not to change God,” as Lewis said. Perhaps step back and begin with a prayer asking Our Lord to send His Holy Ghost to direct you how to pray and for what.

Either way, the novena continues and I have confidence in St. Rita’s power to intercede in impossible cases.

St. Rita, pray for us!

PS: More to come over the weekend. I’m on a bit of vacation visiting with a family member right now.