March 14, 2020 Reflection – A Novena to St. Joseph! Day 5
Mother Mary and St. Joseph, Guide Us!! (c)Mary TV/ Mateo Ivankovic March 14, 2020Novena to St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Dear Family of Mary! Our Lady tells us that she wants to guide us. She wants to be intimately involved in our lives, guiding us towards holiness. Here is her beautiful message, given on October 24, 1985: October 24, 1985 “Dear children! From day to day I wish to clothe you in holiness, goodness, obedience and God’s love, so that from day to day you become more beautiful and more prepared for your Master. Dear children, listen to and live my messages. I wish to guide you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” What a beautiful call! She wants us to be clothed in holiness! She wants us to be more beautiful! She wants to prepare us for Jesus, our Master. She does this through her messages. And I can’t help but think that St. Joseph is by her side in this project. He is silent, but he is most interested in helping Our Lady to guide us. Here is a lovely prayer to St. Joseph, asking for His help and guidance: ACT OF CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH O Dearest St. Joseph, I consecrate myself to thy honor and give myself to thee, that thou mayest always be my father, my protector and my guide in the way of salvation. Obtain for me a great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life. After thine example, may I do all my actions for the greater glory of God, in union with the Divine Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary! And do thou, O blessed St. Joseph, pray for me that I may share in the peace and joy of thy holy death. Amen. Amen and Amen!! Thank you, Mother Mary and dear St. Joseph!! We will follow your lead! In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!Cathy Nolan©Mary TV 2020 PS. It looks like many of our countries are observing a time of quiet and restraint, in which we must stay home and cease public activity, in order to limit the spread of the Corona virus. It is a serious moment in the world. But I believe we are being given a moment to cease worldly activity, in order to turn our attention to our future, eternity. We are being given a true Lent, in which we withdraw from the world and its pleasures and focus on God. Let’s pray for our poor world that many will take this gift and turn towards Jesus and His Divine Mercy! And that Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart will become their guiding star!