Novena to Saint Joseph

March 19 is a very blessed day in Carmel because we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph!  Carmelites love St. Joseph.  St. Teresa of Avila expressed her devotion to him, saying,  “I would persuade everyone to be devoted to this glorious saint… for he gives very real help to souls who commend themselves to him.”  We regard St. Joseph as the Protector of the Order. As you join us in prayer for this beautiful novena, may you grow closer to St. Joseph who desires to protect, guide, and offer his spiritual fatherhood to you.

The Novena to Saint Joseph
(March 10 – 18)

Heavenly Father, You entrusted Your Son to the care of St. Joseph. By these days of preparation for his feast, may we learn to imitate his complete trust in You and his fidelity in carrying out Your most holy will. We ask this through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

V. The Lord has put His faithful servant in charge of His household.
R. Teach us, St. Joseph, to be good and faithful servants of the Lord.

(Here make your petition.)

V. Let us pray:
All. Almighty, Eternal God, with unselfish love, St. Joseph cared for Your Son, born of the Virgin Mary. May we also serve You with pure hearts and willing hands. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.

Novena Daily Meditations

Click on the images below to pray the daily meditation for each day.