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Novena Prayer to St. Joseph

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.


St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray for us!

Dear Friends of Carmel,

As March approaches we wish to invite you to join us in praying the Novena to St. Joseph, March 10th to 18th inclusive.  As many of you know, we are currently in the “Year of the Family” which began on March 19th, 2021.  It concludes on June 26th, 2022 for the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the World Meeting of Families in Rome.  Pope Francis established the “Year of the Family ” to help strengthen faith and live God’s joy more fruitful in family life.

We pray that St. Joseph be an inspiration and guide to all the men in their awesome vocation as husbands and fathers of families.  We are aware of the struggles and difficulties that families are going through;  your intentions are close to our hearts.  Let us trust in St. Joseph’s intercession with Jesus and Mary.

God willing, we plan to host our annual public celebration for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel this year on Sunday, July 17th, 2022.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be at 2:00 pm with Bishop Joseph Nguyen as the main celebrant.

Your humble sisters and servants in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
The Carmelite Nuns