save. The Holy Family was the scene of your lifeâs work in its origin, in its guidance, in its protection, in your labor for Jesus and Mary, and even in your death in their arms. information included does not necessarily represent the official teaching or position of the Discalced Carmelite Order. novena to st. JOSEPH O glorious St. Joseph, Faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you do we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special favor we now seek. From this power, too, comes authority over the Mystical Body of Christ, the members of the Church â the power to teach and govern souls, to reconcile them with God, to bless them, and to pray for them. Saint Joseph, I, your unworthy child, greet you. For this purpose the Heavenly Father gave you a genuine heart of a father â a heart full of love and self-sacrifice. A soul of singular graces, she was conspicuous for her humility, her obedience and her charity. The Carmelites in Pau were able to accept this unusual phenomena, as they could see her genuine devotion and willing obedience. As a token of your own gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to imitate your virtues so that I too may be pleasing to the Heart of God. Daily Novena Prayer 9TH DAY – PATRON OF A HAPPY DEATH. The trials, too, disappeared and were changed at last into consolation and joy. With the toil of your hands you were obliged to offer protection to the Divine Child, to procure for Him food, clothing, and a home. You fulfilled most faithfully the role of a good and faithful servant who cared for the House of God. In her diary, St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her: “On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy. Amen. Holy Spirit, enlighten me. To some extent you were the means of bringing the Redeemer to us â as it is the priestâs function to bring Him to us in the Mass â for you reared Jesus, supported, nourished, protected and sheltered Him. Amen.Oh, Saint Charbel, the example of patience and silence, intercede for me.Oh, Lord Jesus, who sanctified Saint Charbel and helped him to carry his cross, give me the courage to bear life's difficulties with patience and submission to your divine will through Saint Charbel's intercession, to you is gratefulness forever. The Masses for this year’s Christmas Novena will be offered by Fr. Let us look to her to inspire and strengthen us on our spiritual journeys in Carmel, towards union with the Holy Three. Your life and office were of a priestly functions are especially connected with the Blessed Sacrament. In every situation your obedience was as simple as your faith, as humble as your heart, as prompt as your love. From the age of five she fasted every Saturday in her honour and she frequently gathered flowers to place before her icon. You accepted death in the spirit of loving submission to the Will of God, and this acceptance crowned your hidden life of virtue. NEWSLETTER â A new testimony of healing. How perfectly you obeyed the guidance of the God of Love! Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary. Your parents were Greek Catholics surrounded by Muslims and were often persecuted for their faith. Your soul followed the triumphant impulse of your love and winged its flight from earth to bear the prophets and patriarchs in Limbo the glad tidings of the advent of the Redeemer. Faithful to your duties, you sacrificed everything unselfishly, even cheerfully. What a beautiful example you set for the working classes! You submitted to all in the spirit of faith, humility, confidence, and love; and cheerfully bore all in union with and for the Savior and His Mother, knowing well that true love is a crucified love. Saint Joseph, I honor you as the true husband of Mary. 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Then it was that fatherly love was the only refuge which received and protected the Divine Child. Mariam, who had already made up her mind that Jesus would be her only bridegroom, informed the family of her decision. This mutual virginity also belonged to the divine plan of the Incarnation, for God sent His angel to assure you that motherhood and virginity in Mary could be united. God the Son confided the guardianship and the support of His Immaculate Mother to your care. Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to die in the arms of Jesus and Mary. Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being the virginal husband of Mary. 3RD DAY â MAN CHOSEN BY THE BLESSED TRINITY. You were the faithful companion, support, and comforter of the Mother of Sorrows. I beg of you, by y our love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death. Keen must have been the suffering caused by the uncertainty regarding Maryâs virginity; by the bestowal of the name of Jesus, which pointed to future misfortune. But God never forsook you in your trials. amen" Mariam was baptised and confirmed when she was ten days old according to the Greek Catholic Rite. You bore all this suffering in a truly Christ-like manner, and in this you are our example. Jesus belonged to you as His legal father. And Mary showed you all the signs of respect and love of a devoted wife. You served the Divine Child with a singular love. As a token of your own gratitude to God for this your greatest privilege, obtain for me the grace of a very devoted love for Jesus Christ, my God and my Savior. Sadly before she was three years old both her parents died from an infectious illness, within a few days of each other. Mother of God,Jesus,Mother Mary,St. Mariam was treated kindly but surprised the family by her intense devotion to Our Lady. Pichierri â The Sun of My Will, Letters to Luisa Piccarreta from Saint Annibale Maria di Francia, APRIL 23 is THE BIRTHDAY AND BAPTISMAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE SERVANT OF GOD, Saints in the Divine Will – by Don Sergio Pellegrini, The Virgin Mary in the Kingdom of the Divine Will mobi. Amen. Fr. i offer up this irresistible novena in thanksgiving for all that you have given me. May I, too, accept death in the spirit of resignation to Godâs Holy Will, and die, as you did, in the arms of Jesus, strengthened by Holy Viaticum, and in the arms of Mary, with her rosary in my hand and her name on my lips! You have graciously heard their prayers in their needs even though it demanded a miracle. St. Joseph Novena St. Joseph was the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster-father of Jesus Christ. Therefore the family is dear to you as the work of God, and it is of the highest importance in your eyes to promote the honor of God and the well-being of man. She is a beautiful saint who showed great devotion to Our Lady as well as Our Crucified Lord and the Holy Spirit, and overcame a myriad of obstacles to fulfill the Divine Will of Our Heavenly Father. It was there that she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition, but after a two year postulancy she was asked to leave because she did not get enough votes to be accepted as a novice. All the mysteries of His life were more or less mysteries of suffering. The inspired writer describes your life at Nazareth in only a few words: âAnd (Jesus) went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to themâ (Luke, 2:51).Â Yet these words tell of your high vocation here on earth, and the abundance of graces which filled your soul during those years spent in Nazareth. Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be… Day 8 – Novena to St. Mary of Jesus Crucified. Holy Spirit, inspire me. “2. Bless the priests, the religious, and the laity of the Catholic Church, that they may ever grow in Godâs love and faithfulness in His service. Therefore I humbly invoke you and commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. After a few months she decided to try to contact her brother and attempted to send him a message through a Muslim servant who was going to Galilee. You will receive the habit of Carmel in one house, you will make your profession in a second and you will die in a third, at Bethlehem’. Holy Spirit, inspire me. In a more direct manner you shared in the support, upbringing, and protection of the Divine Child as His foster-father. Without exception you submitted to God, to the civil rulers, and to the voice of your conscience. It was the Will of God that you and your foster-Son should spend your days together in manual labor. If Jesus regards every corporal and spiritual work of mercy, performed in behalf of our fellow men our of love for Him, as done to Himself, and promises heaven as a reward, what must have been the extent of His gratitude to you who in the truest sense of the word have received Him, given Him shelter, clothed, nourished, and consoled Him at the sacrifice of your strength and rest, and even your life, with a love which surpassed the love of all fathers. What you accomplished, you did for us. Thus at the end of your life your heart became filled with love, the fervor and longing of which your frail body could not resist. âBlessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heavenâ (Matthew 5:3). When you were told to flee into Egypt under painful conditions, you obeyed without the slightest word of complaint. Maryâs life was that of the Mother of the Savior, who did not come upon earth to enjoy honors and pleasures, but to redeem the world by hard work, suffering, and the cross. paternal uncle and Paul went to live with a maternal aunt but they never saw each other again. Maximilian Mary of Jesus Crucified P.S. By your marriage you gave to each other your virginity, and also the mutual right over it â a right to safeguard the otherâs virtue. You would have sacrificed even the happiness of being with Mary. You firmly believed that the saintly Youth working beside you was truly Godâs own Son. Saint Joseph, how fitting it was that at the hour of your death Jesus should stand at your bedside with Mary, the sweetness and hope of all mankind. Pray the novena to St. Joseph for finding employment, selling your house, or … And Mary found her edification in your calm, humble, and deep virtue, purity, and sanctity. Saint Joseph, you lived for one purpose â to be the personal servant of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh. She submitted to your guidance with naturalness and easy grace and childlike confidence. When God sent an angel to tell you to care for Mary, you obeyed in spite of the mystery which surrounded her motherhood. Because you have experienced the sufferings of this valley of tears, you are most kind and sympathetic toward those in need. Grant that I may unite the sufferings, works and disappointments of life with the sacrifice of Jesus in the Mass, and share like you in Mary’s spirit of sacrifice. You were the father, protector, guide and support of the Holy Family. Help me to serve Him with some of the self-sacrificing love and devotedness with which you have done so. Opening Prayer Holy Spirit, inspire me, Love of God, consume me, On the true path, lead me, Mary my mother, look upon me, With Jesus, bless me, Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. Your love for Mary was based upon your esteem for her as Mother of God. Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. I also pray for all Christian families. You lived, moved, and acted in the loving company of Jesus and Mary. The contents of this website/blog represent the personal interests of Candida Kirkpatrick,ocds. He wanted you to be poor and to suffer because He destined you to be the foster-father of His Son, who came into the world to save men by His sufferings and death, and you were to share in His suffering. If our Savior blessed the shepherds, the Magi, Simeon, John the Baptist, and others, because they greeted His presence with devoted hearts for a brief passing hour, how much more did He bless you who have sanctified yourself for so many years in His company and that of His Mother? You were chosen by the Holy Spirit. Your position in the Holy Family obliged you to command, but besides being the foster-father of Jesus, you were also His disciple. You nourished and with tenderest care preserved for the Church Him who is the Bread of Heaven and who gives eternal life in Holy Communion. Grant us, through her intercession, to participate in the sufferings of Christ in order to exalt and rejoice in the revelation of Your glory. Our Lady and all she said was fulfilled in Mariam’s life. ‘All that has taken place was willed by Jesus. Secular Order Information and Requirements. You were prefigured by the patriarch Joseph, who kept supplies of wheat for his people. It was by you that the patriarchs and the prophets and the faithful reaped the fruit of Godâs promise, alone among them all, you saw with your won eyes and possessed the Redeemer promised to the rest of men. Prayer to St. Mary of Jesus Crucified (The Little Arab) St. Mary, you were born in the Holy Land near Nazareth, one of thirteen children and the only surviving child. With true unselfish devotedness you worked without praise or reward. He chose for His earthly surrounding not the courts of princes nor the halls of the learned, but a little workshop of Nazareth. To these sufferings were surely added interior sorrow at the sight of the sins of your own people. For that reason you belong in a particular way to the Church, which was the purpose of the Holy Familyâs existence. In this work you cooperated as the instrument of the Holy Spirit. Mariam was very devoted to the Holy Spirit and in 1869 she wrote the prayer: From all evil, all illusion, all danger, preserve me. Holy Spirit, inspire me. Thus our Lord teaches us that for the humbler class of workmen, He has in store His richest graces, provided they live in content in the place Godâs Providence has assigned them, and remain poor in spirit for He said. As a token of your own gratitude to God, obtain for me the grace to bear my suffering patiently for love of Jesus and Mary. After God and the Divine Child, you loved no one as much as her. You are, therefore, the closing of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New, which took its rise with the Holy Family of Nazareth. DAY THREE In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He selected you to be His representative on earth, hence He granted you all the graces and blessings you needed to be His worthy representative. Teach me to work for God and with God in the spirit of humility and prayer, as you did, so that I may offer my toil in union with the sacrifice of Jesus in the Mass as a reparation for my sins, and gain rich merit for heaven. In His wisdom He drew forth all creatures from nothing, guides them to their end in showing them their destiny and giving them the means to reach it. Yours was a merciful judgment, for your foster-Son, for whom you had cared so lovingly, was your Judge, and Mary was your advocate. Ask for it from Jesus the crucified whom you perpetually worship. + Thoughts of Mariam My God , I adore You, You alone are the great. Amen. Who offers the Novena Masses and where are they offered? Holy Spirit, who made Saint Rafqa an example for us in carrying the cross, when she repeated with St Paul: “I only know Jesus crucified”. Mary really belonged to you with all she was and had. He confided to you the care of nourishing and defending the Divine Child. Scripture says: âJacob begot Joseph, the husband of Mary, and of her was born Jesus who is called Christâ (Matt. And help me to imitate your generosity, for there can be no greater reward here on earth than the joy and honor of being a faithful servant of God. He gave St. Faustina an intention to pray for on each day of the Novena. When God advised you in a dream to return to Nazareth, you obeyed. How loyal you were to her in poverty, journeying, work, and pain. Remember, most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, my loving protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or asked for your aid without obtaining relief. i love you so much and i place upon your head a crown of roses. You belonged to this line of patriarchs, for you were one of the last descendants of the family of David and one of the nearest forebears of Christ according to the flesh. Make our home the kingdom of Jesus and Mary â a kingdom of peace, of joy, and love. The verdict of the Judge was a word of encouragement to wait for His coming to Limbo, where He would shower you with the choicest fruits of the Redemption, and an embrace of grateful affection before you breathed forth your soul into eternity. Mariam was given the religious name, Sr. Mary of Jesus Crucified. Later doctors agreed that the wound inflicted on her should have caused her death, but Mariam telling of this event said that a nun in blue brought her to a cave, stitched her wound and gave her some delicious soup. In this lies your special glory, and the keynote of your sanctity. Jesus lived in you perfectly so that you were transformed into Him. Grant that I may unite the sufferings, works and disappointments of life with the sacrifice of Jesus in the Mass, and share like you in Maryâs spirit of sacrifice. Mariam received her First Communion when she was eight, in spite of the hesitancy of the priest; she was unable to contain her longing for the Sacrament and went to up to receive with others. NOVENA TO ST TERESA OF AVILA starts Oct 6 -Oct 14 - click to pray! Through Mary, the Church received Christ, and therefore the Church is indebted to her. Mariam of Jesus Crucified who founded the Carmels in Nazareth and Bethlehem. The light of divine faith that filled your mind, did not grow dim when you saw Jesus working as a carpenter. The priest accepted her and she said that Jesus came to her ‘as a child’. May they be modeled after your own at Nazareth. Your noble birth and ancestry, the graces and gifts, so generously poured out on you by God â all this was yours to serve our Lord better. Saint Joseph, I thank God for your privilege of being able to suffer for Jesus and Mary. Desirous of a worthy foster-father, He added His own riches and gifts, and above all, His love. 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