Pope Francis has declared a year dedicated to St Joseph, from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. He says in his encyclical, Patris Corde – With a Father’s Love:

“Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble.”

Let’s do that. Let’s ask St Joseph to keep a watchful eye on this family of the Church, to intercede on our behalf with this special novena running from 11 – 19 March (the Solemnity of St Joseph). The beautiful novena reflections are compiled by Sister Silvana Dallanegra RSCJ from Caritas Westminster and Deacon Adrian Cullen from the Agency for Evangelisation.

You can either follow the novena below or download the novena in PDF format.

The Novena

Day One: 11 March 2021

Joseph, Father of Jesus

Day Two: 12 March 2021

Joseph, a Man of Patience

Day Three: 13 March 2021

Joseph, Tender and Loving

Day Four: 14 March 2021

Joseph, Patron of Workers

Day Five: 15 March 2021

Joseph, a Man of Perseverance

Day Six: 16 March 2021

Joseph, Obedient to God’s Will

Day Seven: 17 March 2021

Joseph, Guide for Pilgrims and Migrants

Day Eight: 18 March 2021

Joseph, Courageous in Life

Day Nine: 19 March 2021

Joseph, a Man in the Shadows