St. Joseph Novena: Day 7

Listen to today’s reflection below:

In just three days, May 1, we will consecrate Relevant Radio® and our family of listeners to St. Joseph on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker at 3:30 pm Central time.

This will be the fifth “promotion” for St. Joseph since he joined Relevant Radio back in 2008.  First we got a statue of St. Joseph.  Then when he saved the day in 2010, we lifted him up from the floor near the door and put him on the wall under a spotlight.  Then when he got us our station in Providence, Rhode Island, named WSJW for St. Joseph the Worker, we moved him to the front of the Chapel.  Then we got him and baby Jesus gold crowns and things really took off! We grew 300% in three years.

So now, this fifth “promotion” will be the Consecration of Relevant Radio and our Family of Listeners on May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  There’s just no telling what will happen next, but I am sure it will be exciting.  And as we say in the radio business, “stay tuned.”

Now please join me in praying today’s novena prayer to St. Joseph:

Oh, St. Joseph,
whose protection is so great, so prompt, so strong,
before the throne of God,
I place in you all my interests and desires.
Oh, 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.
Oh, 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 departed souls – pray for me.

This prayer was found in the fiftieth year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505 it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles, when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it, or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy, or shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in any battle. Say for nine mornings in a row for anything you may desire. It has never been known to fail. Imprimatur: September 25, 1950
Hugh C. Boyle, Bishop of Pittsburgh

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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.