Saint Joseph Novena

Saint Joseph Novena

Join Dr. Ben Akers for nine days in this Novena to the foster-father of Jesus Christ, Saint Joseph.

December 8, 2020 through December 8, 2021 has been declared by Pope Francis as the Year of Saint Joseph. To honor this year and great saint, we are joining you in prayer for this nine-day Novena to the spouse of Mary and father of Christ.

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Saint Joseph Novena
  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 1

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    Day One: Foster Father of Jesus

    Saint Joseph, you were privileged to share in the mystery of the Incarnation as the foster-father of Jesus. Mary alone was directly connected with the fulfillment of the mystery, in that she gave her consent to Christ's conception...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 2

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    Day Two: Virginal Husband of Mary

    Saint Joseph, I honor you as the true husband of Mary. Scripture says: 'Jacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary, and of her was born Jesus who is called Christ' (Matt. 1:16). Your marriage to Mary was a sacred contract by which ...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 3

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    Day Three: Man Chosen By The Blessed Trinity

    Saint Joseph, you were the man chosen by God the Father. He selected you to be His representative on earth, hence He granted you all the graces and blessings you needed to be His worthy representative.

    You were the m...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 4

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    Day Four: Faithful Servant

    Saint Joseph, you lived for one purpose -- to be the personal servant of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. Your noble birth and ancestry, the graces and gifts, so generously poured out on you by God -- all this was yours to serve our ...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 5

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    Day Five: Patron of the Church

    Saint Joseph, God has appointed you patron of the Catholic Church because you were the head of the Holy Family, the starting-point of the Church. You were the father, protector, guide and support of the Holy Family. For that reason...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 6

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    Day Six: Patron of Families

    Saint Joseph, I venerate you as the gentle head of the Holy Family. The Holy Family was the scene of your life's work in its origin, in its guidance, in its protection, in your labor for Jesus and Mary, and even in your death in their...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 7

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    Day Seven: Patron of Workers

    Saint Joseph, you devoted your time at Nazareth to the work of a carpenter. It was the Will of God that you and your foster-Son should spend your days together in manual labor. What a beautiful example you set for the working classes...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 8

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    Day Eight: Friend In Suffering

    Saint Joseph, your share of suffering was very great because of your close union with the Divine Savior. All the mysteries of His life were more or less mysteries of suffering. Poverty pressed upon you, and the cross of labor follo...

  • Novena to St. Joseph — Day 9

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    Day Nine: Patron of a Happy Death

    Saint Joseph, how fitting it was that at the hour of your death Jesus should stand at your bedside with Mary, the sweetness and hope of all mankind. You gave your entire life to the service of Jesus and Mary; at death you enjoye...

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