Entrust yourself: Short novena to Saint Joseph

Entrust yourself by praying praying this 9 day novena to St. Joseph. Pray and intercede with confidence, experiencing the powerful graces through his intercession.


Joseph, [Mary's] husband, ... was a righteous man (Mt 1:19).

St Joseph, husband of the Virgin Mary and foster-father of Jesus Christ, is one of the best-loved and most powerful intercessors. He is particularly invoked by husbands and fathers, by men in general, by those looking for work, by those with problems at work and by those looking for somewhere to live.

St Joseph is also known as the Protector of the Holy Church, since he was entrusted by God with the care of the Virgin Mary (who is an image of the Church) and the child Jesus. He is also a strong guard against the assaults of the Enemy. Not least, he is the patron of a holy death, and so is often invoked by the dying.

The Novena

📿 For nine days, pray and intercede with St Joseph. Meditate on his life and example of faith and confidence in God.

💙 Experience his powerful intercession and receive the many graces the Lord Jesus has to give.

Padre Pio about St. Joseph

‘Ite ad Joseph. Go to Joseph with extreme confidence, because I do not remember having asked anything from St. Joseph, without having obtained it readily.'

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This novena comes from the Catholic Truth Society book 'A book of Novenas'.

Prayer from the novena

Ancient Prayer to Saint Joseph

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for me.

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