Novena to St. Joseph – March 11 – 19
On October 13, 1884 Pope Saint Leo XIII was granted such a disturbing vision of the future difficulties of the Catholic Church that he requested the prayer to St. Michael be said after Mass.
However, many do not know that in his encyclical QuamQuam Pluries Pope Saint Leo XII also called upon St. Joseph to protect the Church using the following prayer.
PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH IN TRIALS OF THE CHURCH
“To you, O Blessed Joseph, we come in our trials, and having asked the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently ask your patronage also. Through the Sacred bond of charity which united you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the fatherly love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you to look graciously upon the beloved inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His blood, and to aid us in our necessities with your power and strength.
O most provident guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ. Most beloved Father, dispel the evil of falsehood and sin. Our most mighty protector, graciously assist us from heaven in our struggle with the powers of darkness. And just as once you saved the Child Jesus from mortal danger, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity.
Shield each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your help, we may be able to live a virtuous life, to die a holy death, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.”
Abba Father, in the Name of Jesus, in the Love,
Unity and Power of the Holy Spirit
under the Mantle of Mary,
with all the Angels and Saints
Through the Intercession of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta
We pray You to allow that dear St. Joseph
be always together with us as he was with Jesus and Mary
in the little house of Nazareth, acting as protector and
defender to us, the little children of the Most Holy Divine Will.
And just as St. Joseph never left Jesus without
A light at night in the grotto in Bethlehem,
We pray You that he never leave us without the Light of the Divine Will
To let It Reign in our hearts, minds, and souls.
We pray You Jesus, Mary, and St. Joseph through
our little mama Luisa,
to take us with You
to Live in the Kingdom of the Holy Will of God.
Please take our humble prayer and make it Your Command
That all be accomplished and completed
In Your Most Holy Divine Will.
We Believe, We Receive!
So be It!