Novena to St. Joseph

Stjosephbygerritvanhonthorst1620Because the Feast of St. Joseph falls during Holy Week, it will be celebrated on March 15th this year. If you begin the novena today, you will finish on Saturday the 15th--the day my parish has dubbed Irish-Italian day in order to cram a good bit of St. Patrick and St. Joseph celebrating into one day before beginning Holy Week. This is my favorite unfailing prayer to St. Joseph. It is perpetually on my sidebar and I find myself praying it pretty much every day, often several times a day. What a faithful Daddy good St. Joseph has been to my husband and me throughout our married life!
Holy St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary, be mindful of me, pray for me, watch over me. Guardian of the paradise of the new Adam, provide for my temporal wants. Faithful guardian of the most precious of all treasures, I beseech thee to bring this matter to a happy end, if it be for the glory of God, and the good of my soul. Amen