Dear Family of Mary!
This is Day 2 of our Novena to St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Our Lady has asked us to help her in her mission in these days. She has come to Medjugorje with a job to do, and she needs our help. We in turn need help. We are weak and little, and so we need help. That is why we are praying to St. Joseph. He can help us to help Our Lady.
She said to us:
October 2, 2010 “Dear children; Today I call you to a humble, my children, humble devotion. Your hearts need to be just. May your crosses be your means in the battle against the sins of the present time. May your weapon be patience and boundless love, a love that knows to wait and which will make you capable of recognizing God’s signs, that your life, by humble love, may show the truth to all those who seek it in the darkness of lies… My children, my apostles, help me to open the paths to my Son. Once again, I call you to pray for your shepherds. Alongside them, I will triumph. Thank you.”
Our Mother needs us to be humble, just, ready to carry our crosses, patient, and filled with boundless love. She needs us to be able to recognize God’s signs. She needs us to realize the truth and share it with others. Does this all sound very much like our dear St. Joseph? He was the most humble person after Our Lady. He is called St. Joseph, the Just. He carried his cross with such love, meaning that he cared for Mary and Jesus without tiring. And he was full of love and patience. So, St. Joseph can help us in these days to become like him. Then we will be a help to Our Lady.
Act of Consecration to St. Joseph by St. Bernardine of Siena
O my beloved St. Joseph, adopt me as thy child. Take charge of my salvation; watch over me day and night; preserve me from the occasions of sins; obtain for me purity of body. Through thy intercession with Jesus, grant me a spirit of sacrifice, humility, self-denial, burning love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and a sweet and tender love for Mary, my mother. Saint Joseph, be with me living, be with me dying, and obtain for me a favorable judgment from Jesus, my merciful Savior. Amen.
And our novena prayer:
The prayer to St. Joseph, for the Mary TV Family:
Help us St. Joseph, to be like you, faithful to her in everything. Help us respond to her call. St. Joseph, Foster Father of us all, hear us and answer us. Amen.
Thank you for joining in the simple novena. I believe St. Joseph is with us now as a special gift of the Father in Heaven. Thank you, St. Joseph!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
© Mary TV 2020
PS. Thanks to Fr. Donald Calloway who compiled many prayers to St. Joseph in his wonderful book, “Consecration to ST. Joseph – The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father.” Available at Marian Press, Stockbridge, Mass. www.Consecrationtostjoseph.org