Day 7 ~ Novena for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph

(As shared on the website for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, CT)

“The USCCB has composed this novena to be prayed yearly on March 10-18, the nine days that precede the Solemnity of Saint Joseph on March 19.”

March 16th

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Flight to Egypt

As the solemnity of St. Joseph approaches, we recall the flight to Egypt, in which St. Joseph spares nothing to defend Christ and Our Lady.  “Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt.” (Mt 2:14)

A brief period of silence is observed.

V. I have chosen David, my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him.

R. My hand will be with him; my arm will make him strong.

O Protector of the Church, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace to bravely overcome every evil.

Concluding Prayer

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you, Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.


Each day of the novena is accompanied by a reflection video from bishops across the United States.”  The video can be found here.

God bless you!

“With Mary, our lives continually proclaim the greatness of the Lord and the joy experienced in rendering service to Him.”

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