Novena to St. Joseph, the Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Day 7
Dear Family of Mary!
Today is Day 7 of our Novena to St. Joseph! As we draw near to St. Joseph’s feast day, March 19, it seems clear that we are in a very difficult time. The coronavirus is spreading through the world, and it is effectively stopping us in our tracks. There is no cure for this virus yet. So, we can only wait and see if we can escape it. We are vulnerable, and small before this little virus.
But we have mighty advocates with the Lord. Both St. Joseph and Our Blessed Mother Mary are with us to help us. Our Lady is especially close to us in Medjugorje. But St. Joseph is always at her side. And so, we have recourse!! We have help in this difficult hour.
Our Lady once said to us:
I just love it when she tells us: “My children, do not be afraid, I am with you.” Children know the comfort of the mother’s presence at night, in the dark. With her, they can be at peace. All is well. In our darkness today, our Mother is with us, what more do we need?
“With complete trust give me your hearts, that I may help you to recognize the signs of the time in which you live.” Just so. When a child is in the dark, the mother comes and grasps him by the hand and leads him out of the dark into the light. She shows him where he is and keeps him safe. We have been and are in a very dark moment in history, even before this virus. But Our Mother is leading us to the light, to peace and safety. She will show us the way and interpret the signs for us.
“I will help you to come to know the love of my Son, I will triumph through you!” Mother Mary is leading us to Jesus, and when we see Him, it will be the Triumph!! Jesus will come to Crown His Mother as Queen of Heaven and Earth and quell all her enemies. This is where we are headed.
St. Joseph is here, at Mary’s side, silently supporting her and interceding for us. Here is what St. Thomas Aquinas had to say about St. Joseph:
WORDS OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
“Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking.”
Dear St. Joseph, we believe that you can help us in every situation. Pray for us to finally give Mary our hearts, to trust her, and let her lead us. Pray that we can recognize the signs of the times in which we live and respond to them with holiness and love. Bring us safely into the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!! Amen
The prayer to St. Joseph, for the Mary TV Family: