Novena to Saint


Dear Friends,
Please pray with us during our novena to

Saint Joseph

March 12-20



Novena Prayer


Heavenly Father,
You showed us through Jesus, Mary and Joseph, how to
live in a way that is pleasing to You.  Help us to imitate
Saint Joseph’s virtues of courage, fidelity, and reverence.
May his example help us to order our family lives in
keeping with your laws, and to fill them with respect,
love and joy.  May Saint Joseph intercede for us,
especially for the spiritual needs of our families.

We ask this, Heavenly Father, through Your son Jesus,
who was known on earth as the son of Saint Joseph.




We walked through a field of wheat 

a little Child and I.
His face was as fair as the dawn,
His eyes as bright as the sky.
O’er hillside and valley we went,
through blossom strewn
meadow and glade.
He held my hand
as I told Him the names
of the flowers that He had made. 

We worked at the carpenter’s bench 

a beautiful Child and I.
The air was still as the star light,
and the Mother of Grace was nigh.
The burden of labor and toil
were sweet, though hard was my trade,
for I taught the heavenly Child to use
the tools which He had made.

We gathered for eventide prayer 

a Child, the Mother and I.
The only sound was the vesper song
of the birds that were flying by.
We gazed at the sinking sun
as the light began to fade
and saw a flame from
the heart of the Child
by whose power all things were made. 

(Poem by our Sister Joseph of Jesus and Mary)