Novena to St Joseph

Novena to St Joseph [Catholic 9 Day Guide and PDF]

A Novena to St Joseph is a powerful way to connect with a great guardian of our faith. 

St. Joseph is a strong patron. He is the Guardian of the Redeemer, as John Paul II referred to him. He accepted his role as guardian, husband, and father in the Holy Family with humility. As a result, for centuries, people have sought St. Joseph's intercession.

St. Joseph was clearly very close to our Lord, and because of his great humility, we come to him with this novena with a sense of humility.

Saint Joseph has several feast days, but March 19th has been the most widely observed as his feast day in Western Christianity. You can, of course, pray a novena to him at any time. 

Please see our St Joseph Novena below, and please use our PDF Download at your convience. 


Novena to St Joseph [Catholic 9 Day Guide] 


O Glorious St. Joseph, 

faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you do we raise our hearts and hands, / 

to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus / 

all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, / 

Particularly the grace of a happy death, / 

and the special favor we now implore.


O guardian of the Word Incarnate, /

we feel filled with confidence /

that your prayers on our behalf / 

will be graciously heard before the throne of God. /

O Glorious St. Joseph, /

 through the love you bear to Jesus Christ, / 

and for the glory of His name, / 

hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. (Repeat 7 times)


Let us pray

O Glorious St. Joseph, / 

spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, / 

obtain for us a pure, / 

humble, and charitable mind, / 

And perfect resignation to the divine Will. /

Be our guide, father and model through life, / 

that we may merit to die as you did, / 

in the arms of Jesus and Mary.


DAY ONE - Novena to St Joseph

O great St. Joseph, 

with feelings of unlimited confidence, 

we beg you to bless this novena that we begin in your honor. 

"You are never invoked in vain" says the seraphic St. Theresa of Jesus. 

Be you then to me 

what you have been to that spouse of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 

and graciously hear me as you did her.



DAY TWO - Novena to St Joseph

O blessed Saint Joseph, 

tenderhearted father, 

faithful guardian of Jesus, 

chaste spouse of the Mother of God, 

we pray and beseech you to offer to God the Father, 

His divine son, 

bathed in blood on the Cross for sinners, 

and through the thrice holy name of Jesus 

obtain for us of the eternal Father 

the favor for which we implore your intercession...

(State your request here...)

Amid the splendors of eternity, 

forget not the sorrows of those who pray, 

those who weep; 

stay the almighty arm which smites us,

that by your prayers and those of your most holy spouse, 

the Heart of Jesus may be moved to pity and to pardon.



DAY THREE - Novena to St Joseph

Blessed St. Joseph, 

enkindle in our cold hearts a spark of your charity. 

May God be always the first 

and only object of our affections. 

Keep our souls always in sanctifying grace and, 

if we should be so unhappy as to lose it, 

give us the strength to recover it immediately 

by a sincere repentance. 

Help us to such a love of our God 

as will always keep us united to Him.


O glorious St. Joseph, 

through the love you bear to Jesus Christ

and for the glory of His name, 

hear our prayers 

and obtain our petitions.

(State your request here...)


DAY FOUR - Novena to St Joseph

Saint Joseph, pride of Heaven, 

unfailing hope for our lives, 

and support of those on earth, 

graciously accept our prayer of praise.

You were appointed spouse of the chaste Virgin 

by the Creator of the world. 

He willed that you be called "father" of the Word 

and serve as agent of our salvation.

May the triune God who bestowed upon you heavenly honors, 

be praised forever. 

And may He grant us through your merits 

the joy of a blessed life 

and a favorable answer to our petition.

(State your request here...)



DAY FIVE - Novena to St Joseph

O holy St. Joseph, 

what a lesson your life is for us, 

ever so eager to appear 

so anxious to display before the eyes of men 

the graces that we owe entirely to the liberality of God. 

In addition to the special favor for which we plead in this novena...

(State your request here...)

grant that we may attribute to God the glory of all things, 

that we may love the humble and hidden life, 

that we may not desire any other position 

than the one given us by Providence 

and that we may always be a docile instrument in the hands of God.



DAY SIX - Novena to St Joseph

O glorious Saint Joseph, 

appointed by the Eternal Father 

as the guardian and protector of the life of Jesus Christ, 

the comfort and support of His Holy Mother, 

and the instrument in His great design 

for the redemption of mankind; 

you who had the happiness of living with Jesus and Mary, 

and of dying in their arms, 

be moved with confidence we place in you, 

and procure for us from the Almighty, 

the particular favor which 

we humbly ask through your intercession...

(State your request here...)



DAY SEVEN - Novena to St Joseph

O faithful and prudent Saint Joseph, 

watch over our weakness 

and our inexperience; 

obtain for us that prudence which reminds us of our end, 

which directs our paths and which protects us from every danger. 

Pray for us, then, O great Saint, 

and by your love for Jesus and Mary, 

and by their love for you, 

obtain for us the favor we ask in this novena...

(State your request here...)



The Novena to St Joseph - PDF Guide 

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Pray the Novena to St Joseph with confidence and trust in a Guardian of our faith. You may also enjoy the Rosary to St Jospeh or praying to St Joseph as you prepare for confession. 

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