Dear Friends of Carmel,
We wish to invite you to join with us in your homes by saying each day for nine days the novena prayer (Memorare to St. Joseph) from March 10th to the 18th, inclusive.
As head of the Holy Family, St. Joseph showed great faithfulness, loving consideration and ready obedience to the message of God in his dreams. Conscious of the grace that was given to him, he strove to fulfill his task with courage, confidence and love. We can be sure, as we place all our intentions before this great Saint, that his intercession will be most powerful with God showing that he is truly Patron of the Universal Church.
Your humble sisters and servants in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
The Carmelite Nuns
March 10th to 18th inclusive
Remember, O St. Joseph, loving and powerful protector, that according to the testimony of your faithful servant, great St. Teresa, no one who is truly devoted to you has seen his petition rejected. Filled with confidence and hope I come to you worthy Spouse of Mary Immaculate. Do not close your ears to my prayers, you who have the glorious title of Father of Jesus, but hear it and present it for me to Him who has vouchsafed to be called your son. Amen.
St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, Pray for us!