Memorare to St. Joseph
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!
Dear Friends of Carmel,
We invite you to join with us in your homes by saying each day for nine days, from March 20th to 28th, the Novena prayer, (Memorare to St. Joseph).
St. John Paul II in his Apostolic Exhortation, Guardian of the Redeemer, says, “Joseph, in obedience to the Spirit, found in the Spirit the source of love, the conjugal love which he experienced as a man. And this love proved to be greater than this “just man” could ever have expected within the limits of his human heart.”
In our everyday lives there are always some trials, sickness or sorrows we have to face and overcome. We should try to imitate the love that St. Joseph had in our world today. Let us go to St. Joseph, who has power to render possible even things which are considered impossible. Let us ask him to take our important and difficult affairs under his particular protection and have confidence that he will work things out. Let us place all our confidence in him. Since he is so powerful with Jesus and Mary, we can be sure that we will not invoke him in vain.
For those who maybe planning to come for the Mass of Thanksgiving for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, it will be on Sunday, July 16th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Nguyen will be officiating.
Your humble sisters and servants in
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
The Carmelite Nuns.