By Maria Jacinta.
It is the month of March, the month dedicated to St. Joseph!!! Who is St. Joseph?? We all know that he is the foster father of Jesus Christ and the spouse of the Blessed Mother, but not too much else is known about his life. Despite this, he is the Patron of the Universal Church and great model for all of us! After all, in the Bible he is referred to as a just man, which certainly says a lot about how close he was to God.
But I don’t want to get carried away in talking about him (I have a big devotion to him!)… that’s for the next post. This post is a friendly reminder that the novena to St. Joseph starts on Tuesday, March 10 and ends on Wednesday, March 18. His Feast Day is March 19.
It is typical to go to St. Joseph when we are trying to buy a home, find a job and find a spouse. Of course, though, we can go to him for ANYTHING! Let me quote St. Teresa of Avila:
I do not remember even now that I have ever asked anything of him [St. Joseph] which he has failed to grant. I have never known anyone to be truly devoted to him and render him particular services who did not notably advance in virtue, for he gives very real help to souls who commend themselves to him. For some years now, I think, I have made some request of him every year on his festival and I have always had it granted. If my petition is in any way ill directed, he directs it aright for my greater good.
So I encourage you to take some to reflect on what you can pray to him for, especially as we are trying to figure out what God is asking of us in any situation of life.
Here is a link to a website with a novena to him. They even send out daily reminders to remind you to pray it: http://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-joseph-novena/
Of course, you can choose any novena you like! Feel free to post anything about a novena you pray to him, any way he has interceded for you or anything you’d like to share about St. Joseph!
Stay tuned for the next post on his Feast Day! St. Joseph, pray for us!!!