Advent blessings to all! I know we all pray a lot of novenas, but I really feel called to promote prayer to St. Joseph in the days leading up to the first Wednesday of December. In the approved apparitions of St Joseph in Itapiranga, Brazil, St. Joseph said:
‘My beloved son, today is the first Wednesday of the month. On every first Wednesday of the month, my Chaste Heart pours numerous graces on all who rely on my intercession. On these Wednesdays, men will not receive a shower of simple graces, but very strong torrents of extraordinary graces! I will share them with those who honor me and rely on me, all the blessings, all the virtues, and all the love I received from my Divine Son Jesus and my spouse the Blessed Virgin Mary while still living in this world and all the graces that I continue to receive in the glory of paradise.’”
I leave it up to you how to receive these torrents of grace from the heart of Papa Joseph. I like to pray the St. Joseph Memorare:
REMEMBER, O most pure Spouse of the Virgin Mary, my sweet Protector Saint Joseph, never was it heard that anyone who implored thy help nor sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I come to thee and to thee do I fervently commend myself. Despise not my petitions, I beseech thee, foster Father of the Redeemer, but graciously hear them. Amen.
Other prayers may be found at the Apostolate of St. Joseph website or your favourite St. Joseph site. Let us all pray for each other and for the needs of each one of us.