Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary

Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary. Here is something I wrote last year about him: St. Joseph. Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! “The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics” and “The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics …

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St. Joseph

Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the Patron and Protector of the Universal Church. In his role as husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, he is an excellent role model for us alcoholics. While not directly related to alcoholism and addiction, many of us grew up …

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Novena to St. Joseph for Alcoholics: Day 9 (and Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

Today is the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Via USCCB.) It is also the ninth and therefore final day of the novena through him for alcoholics. St. Joseph was the head of the Holy Family of himself, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus. He is the model and guide for …

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Novena to St. Joseph for Alcoholics: Day 8

The prayer changes for Days 8 and 9. The previous prayers were based on the Seven Sorrows of St. Joseph, and as a novena is 9 days I have to come up with something else for the last two. And also being mindful that one of St. Joseph’s titles is that of “St. Joseph the …

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Novena to St. Joseph for Alcoholics: Day 7

On the seventh day of this novena we pray: St. Joseph: “O glorious Saint Joseph, pattern of all holiness, when thou didst lose, through no fault of thine, the Child Jesus, thou didst seek Him sorrowing for the space of three days, until with great joy thou didst find Him again in the temple, sitting …

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Novena to St. Joseph for Alcoholics: Day 6

On this sixth day of the novena, we pray: St. Joseph: “O glorious Saint Joseph, an angel on earth, thou didst marvel to see the King of Heaven obedient to thy commands, but thy consolation in bringing Jesus out of the land of Egypt was troubled by thy fear of Archelaus; nevertheless, being assured by …

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Novena to St. Joseph for Alcoholics: Day 5

On this fifth day of the novena, we pray: St. Joseph: “O most watchful Guardian of the Incarnate Son of God, glorious Saint Joseph, what toil was thine in supporting and waiting upon the Son of the Most High God, especially in the flight into Egypt! Yet at the same time, how thou didst rejoice …

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Novena to St. Joseph for Alcoholics: Day 4

On the fourth day of this Novena, we pray: St. Joseph: “O most faithful Saint, who didst share the mysteries of our Redemption, glorious Saint Joseph, the prophecy of Simeon touching the sufferings of Jesus and Mary caused thee to shudder with mortal dread, but at the same time filled thee with a blessed joy …

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Novena to St. Joseph for Alcoholics: Day 3

On this third day of the novena, we pray: St. Joseph: “III. O glorious Saint Joseph, thou who didst faithfully obey the law of God, thy heart was pierced at the sight of the Most Precious Blood that was shed by the Infant Saviour during His Circumcision, but the Name of Jesus gave thee new …

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Novena to St. Joseph for Alcoholics: Day 2

On this second day of the Novena to St.Joseph for Alcoholics, we pray: St. Joseph: “O most blessed Patriarch, glorious Saint Joseph, who wast chosen to be the foster-father of the Word made flesh, thy sorrow at seeing the Child Jesus born in such poverty was suddenly changed into heavenly exultation when thou didst hear …

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