(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.”
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Finding Jesus in the Temple
As the solemnity of St. Joseph approaches, we recall the faithfulness of St. Joseph and Mary in the midst of confusion. “But they did not understand what he said to them. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them, and his mother kept all these things in her heart.” (Lk 2:50-51)
A brief period of silence is observed.
V. Make known to me your ways, LORD;
R. teach me your paths.
O Solace of the Afflicted, obtain for us through your divine Son the grace of peace even when we do not fully understand your ways.
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.
God bless you!