Dear readers of Vultus Christi,
The needs of our growing community are many. The purchase and renovation of Silverstream Priory is a daunting undertaking, but our confidence in Divine Providence and in Saint Joseph is immense. At this particular time it is crucial that we make a novena to Saint Joseph for certain urgent needs. Will you join us in prayer? Please say the prayer below for the next nine days, June 18 –26. The novena will end on June 27th, the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I thank you for your support.
Novena Prayer to Saint Joseph
O glorious Saint JOSEPH,
thou art our advocate and our defender,
our father and our friend,
who on the word of the angel speaking to thee in the night,
didst put fear aside to take MARY, thy Virgin Bride into thy home,
and, even in poverty and in exile,
didst provide security for JESUS, the blessed Fruit of her womb.
Thou art the good provider
upon whose resources and generosity we rely
to acquire the entire property of Silverstream;
to renovate it;
and to maintain it for years to come
in security and in peace,
in the beauty of holiness,
and in perpetual adoration
of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
O Joseph, first adorer of the Sacred Humanity of the Word,
thou art not indifferent to His designs upon Silverstream Priory
and upon those sons of Saint Benedict who, by His grace alone,
must struggle to make it a school of the Lord’s service,
a sanctuary of adoration for all,
and a haven of peace for priests.
Humble and powerful Saint Joseph,
who didst appear at Knock,
together with the Mother of God,
with Saint John the Beloved Disciple,
and with the Lamb of Sacrifice,
thy mission in Ireland is far from ended.
Visit Silverstream Priory, then.
Provide for our fathers and brothers there
as thou hast provided for so many in the past,
and we shall publish abroad
the wonders obtained through thy intercession
to the glory of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.