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.