18 March 2014 A.D.
Posted by Sarah Campbell
We are praying our Novena to Saint Joseph (March 10-18) for all our readers. AlwaysCatholic.com was founded on the Feast of St. Joseph and every year (this is our fourth anniversary) we publish a Saint Joseph Novena in honor of our followers.
This year I am asking you to pray this Novena for Sofia, my mom. She is now confined to a wheelchair but that’s hopefully temporary in nature as we pray she will be able to get her knee replacements surgery soon. (She needs both replaced. Warning to women…don’t overexercise)
Here’s the problem: Her chair is broken and unusable. She is confined to bed and she is getting sicker everyday. The chair has a warranty but the company where the chair was purchased has been shut down by the Justice Department without any concern for the current customers who have chairs with warranties and are on Medicare.
It has been months and to no avail trying to get the company who can fix it to do the job. Medicare has already said they will pay and the company says after many calls and a congressman requesting help that they promise (again and again ) to send out someone to fix it.
Please pray that Sofia gets the chair fixed before it’s too late. She cannot walk at this point and has no way to be mobile. The price of fixing it is too high so we must rely on Medicare and the warranty. She is not complaining at all and I feel helpless other than to care for her. I am watching her get worse everyday physically.
Please consider adding this request for her to Saint Joseph along with your Novena requests. Thank you.
God love you (as Sofia says)
Pvt Sarah Campbell
Wisconsin Army National Guard
Novena to Saint Joseph
O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that, having engaged here below your Heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen.
Say for nine consecutive mornings for anything you may desire. It has seldom been known to fail.
This prayer was found in the fiftieth year of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In 1505, it was sent by the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle.
Whosoever reads this prayer or hears it or carries it, will never die a sudden death, nor be drowned, nor will poison take effect on them. They will not fall into the hands of the enemy nor be burned in any fire, nor will they be defeated in battle.
Make this prayer known everywhere.
Most Rev. George W. Ahr
Bishop of Trenton
(June 23, 1904—May 5, 1993)
Ironically this Bishop who put his Imprimatur on this prayer (Over 1900 years old) was the Bishop who confirmed Sofia!