March 19th is the Feast of St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. In an effort to connect yet another Catholic devotion to recovery from alcoholism and addiction, I will be posting a novena to the saint for his intercession with God for us. It will start on March 11 and end on the 19th.
For those readers new to Catholic devotions and are unaware of what a novena is, please go to this post, and read the first few explanatory paragraphs.
This particular novena to St.Joseph will be based on the “Seven Sorrows of St. Joseph,” an old and relatively unknown devotion to him.
The seven sorrows are events from Sacred Scripture which involved him. I’ve added 2 more meditations to get the 9 needed for a novena.
This article from the Catholic Encyclopedia on St.Joseph contains much of what is known or speculated on the Saint.
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