The St. Joseph Novena was a great success for hundreds of the faithful! Many people really benefited from the spiritual blessings of praying a novena to such a wonderful saint.
Last week I was on vacation in Florida and I visited the oldest Catholic Church in America in St. Augustine, Florida. It was a tiny little church building that would only fit a handful of people for Mass. It was about a hundred yards away from a HUGE cross that was erected to commemorate the first Mass celebrated in North America. It was pretty great to see such an historical place!
I got some nice photos and there was even a statue of St. Joseph right outside the Church. See photo below!
While I was in Florida I wasn’t keeping up with my email very well. When I returned I discovered several emails with great stories of how God answered prayers and how positive this past novena was.
It was beautiful to see that so many benefited from this novena. It was our biggest novena yet with hundreds of people praying together. In fact, 113 new people joined the novena reminder email list.
I’d love to share all of those stories with you, but many of them include personal details. However, here are some highlights:
Novena Prayers Answered
One woman has been praying for nearly 3 years to get a job! She prayed to St. Joseph, knowing that he is the patron of workers and on March 17th (day 8 of our novena), she was offered a job that is in her words:
“Just what I wanted in so many ways.”
Spiritual Healing and Forgiveness:
A married couple who gives Catholic seminars for other couples began to pray the St. Joseph Novena and said:
“We experienced a lot of forgiveness and healing during the seminars, between couples who have had no time to have a deep dialog or prayer for sometime.”
They went on to say that they
“…personally believe that the intercession of Saint Joseph allowed us to connect to the couples, especially to the husbands…”
Growing in Peace:
One young lady who prayed the novena is a college student and a friend of mine. She prayed this novena for her father. She prayed that he would grow in holiness and strength as a father. As the novena progress she was able to spend time in prayer with her father and in her email to me she said that
“…it was cool to see how he grew in peace as I prayed the Novena everyday. Thank You, Jesus for answered prayers!”
God does answer prayers!
If you have any examples of how he has answered prayers for you feel free to add them in the comment box below (remember that if you comment, it will be public).
The Next novenas is coming up very soon. Get a hint about what the theme will be here.
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