Prayers Answered and the Oldest Catholic Church in America

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Oldest Catholic Church

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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!

site of the first mass

Site of the First Mass

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

Job Offer:

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:

St. Joseph novena

St. Joseph Statue Outside Oldest Catholic Church

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).

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  1. St.Joseph thanks for all blessings,forgive our all sins.Give us peace in my family and workplace ,help me to find a new job with peace and safety.my brother need a small house,conversion of my husband and help him to sell our shop as soon as possible ,protect us always also help my kids to find small jobs for vacation.Thank you st.joseph again for all blessings.

  2. Prayer answered !!! Just found out the Moran Market is South Korea’s largest dog meat market is being shut down for good !!! It supplies one third of all the dog meat consumed in the country, selling an estimated 80,000 dogs—dead or alive—each year.
    I pray for Gods animals..we are to love animals..God has given them rudiments of thought and joy untroubled.
    I believe we should NOT work against Gods intent for them !!!
    This has made my Christmas !!
    Must keep praying for China other Asian countries..and Russia…

  3. Thank you St. Joseph for answering my prayer request and allowing my two children and son in law to find new jobs in a new state.

  4. Many years ago, my mother visited the church in St. Augustine. At the time I was in my twenties, had a good job and plenty of friends, but what I really wanted was to be a wife and mother. I may have been very picky (I was), but the right man hadn’t come into my life. About 6 months after my mother visited the church and prayed that I would find fulfillment, I met the man that I am married to. We have been married for nearly 34 years and have three grown children. No my life hasn’t been perfect, we’ve had our share of problems, but I have a full and happy life, and very much believe in the power of prayer.

  5. Please pray for me to our Lord that He may bestow His divine mercy upon me and my family; May He grant on us good health, divine financial favors and job security in my profession to the glory of His name, amen.

  6. Dear Saint Joseph, thank you for your intercessions. :) Thank you for always being there for me.. Also, thank You God for answering my prayers through the intercessions of St Joseph

    O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong,
    so prompt before the Throne of God,
    I place in you all my interests and desires.
    O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession
    and obtain for me from your Divine Son
    all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord;
    so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power
    I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage
    to the most Loving of Fathers.
    O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you
    and Jesus asleep in your arms.
    I dare not approach while He reposes near your 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 us.
    Amen

  7. please pray that i have my proposals for jobs be approved. our family needs support because we want to give the best education to our youngest son, and to help our children in their careers as doctors to the poor.. we also pray for peace in our home.. that my husband and i continue to love each other and pray for those who need us.

  8. Thanks for the novena of prayer for Pope Benedict XVI’s birthday. It was great getting the reminders so I wouldn’t forget. Noone has more responsibility than our Papa. Glad I was able to pray for him.