On March 19th the Roman Catholic Church honors the spouse of the Virgin Mary and the Patron Saint of the Universal Church. On March 9, 2012 we started a Novena in Thanksgiving to Saint Joseph for the second Anniversary of Always Catholic Blog.The Novena will conclude on the 18th of March the day before our big celebration.
We ask you to join us in this Novena including your own private intentions when praying the Novena. We do ask, for you to remember us to Saint Joseph for our work here at AlwaysCatholicBlog.
Please join us on March 19th starting at 6pm EST through midnight for the celebration of our Second Anniversary. Check back everyday to pray the Novena and for our posts on the upcoming Blogaversary celebration! HINT! Prizes…Writing contest & lots of tunes and yuks on Twitter! (Italians have ALWAYS been allowed a party on Saint Joseph’s Day during Lent…)
Sancta Ioseph, Ora pro nobis!
O good Saint Joseph, help us to be like you,
gentle to those whose weakness leans on us;
help us to give to those who seek our aid,
succor that they may journey unafraid.
Give us your faith,
that we may see the right shining above the victories of might.
Give us your hope that we may stand secure,
untouched by doubting, steadfast to endure.
Give us your love that as the years increase
an understanding heart may bring us peace.
Give us your purity that the hour of death
finds us untouched by evil’s breath.
Give us your love of labor
that we shirk no lot in life that calls us for honest work.
Give us your love of poverty so that we live contented,
let wealth come or go.
Give us your courage that we may be strong;
give us your meekness to confess our sins.
Give us your patience that we may possess the kingdom
of our souls without distress.
Help us, dear Saint,
to live that when life ends
we pass with you to Jesus and His friends.
O Glorious Saint Joseph,
hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. (State your petition here)