[March 20, 2020, Update: Further information about the Rosary Novena that was announced below late last night can be found by scrolling down.]
Our access to the internet was restored less than twenty-four hours ago after an absence of seven days. This was most inconvenient but was completely out of my own control. I had to spend many hours trying to deal with the problem, which required me to drive over seventy-five miles to a Verizon Wireless corporate store to get matters resolved.
However, it was also within the Providence of God. Today, of course, is the great Feast of Saint Joseph, the Chaste Spouse of Our Lady, the just and silent man of the House of David. Saint Joseph denied himself his biological fatherhood in order to serve as the ever-virginal spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the most loving foster-father to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
In him, Saint Joseph, is to be found every virtue for a husband and father to imitate: patience, charity, forbearance in all difficulties, fortitude, perseverance, temperance, and total self-abnegation. Those of us who are husbands and fathers must learn to be more silent, to learn to be more loving, to learn to be more patient, to learn to be more meek, to learn to be ever-ready to worker harder and harder at our life's work so as to help our wives and our children to live as redeemed creatures here below in order to know eternal happiness hereafter in Heaven. Saint Joseph is the model of home life and the patron of artisans, the protector of widows and orphans, the patron of those who are in danger of death. May we invoke his patronage each day after we invoke that of his Most Chaste Spouse, Our Lady, and never be slow to turn to him in our spiritual and temporal needs:
"O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O thou Saint Joseph, do assist me by thy powerful intercession, and obtain for me from thy divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers. O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee, and Jesus asleep in thy arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near thy 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. Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen!"
A blessed Feast of Saint Joseph to you all!
Finally, a person who is acquainted with the work of this site has asked me to post an announcement concerning a fifty-four-day Rosary Novena for the following intentions:
- The abolition of the Novus Ordo liturgical service.
- The restoration of a true pope on the Throne of Saint Peter.
The person who had the inspiration for this Rosary Novena last month has requested this notification to be posted on the Feast of Saint Joseph. The Rosary Novena itself is to begin on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and ends on the Sunday during the Octave of the Ascension of Our Lord, May 17, 2020.
Here is an explanation of this Rosary Novena's origin as provided in a third person narrative by the person who brought this to my attention:
The inspiration for the Rosary Novena came from a dream the person had, over a month ago, of being in the magnificent Benedictine Monastery of Ettal in Bavaria. The person had never been there before, but it was full of people, singing in English about “the fruit of the revolution.”
The dream was so horrifying that the person decided to start a Rosary Novena for the abolition of the Novus Ordo and the restoration of a true pope and extend an invitation to as many people as possible to join in the novena.
The person prays regular Rosary Novenas and selects the end date first. The end date of the next one had already been selected as May 17th, which automatically made March 25th the start date.
After reading a book on the power of St. Joseph's intercession, the person also decided to launch the invitation on his Feast day, March 19th. This year's feast of St. Joseph happened to coincide with the Lenten commemoration of Sts. Cosmas & Damian as well.
I believe that it can be inferred that the Novena's stated intentions of the abolition of the Novus Ordo include the end of the false conciliar religion whose false doctrines are enshrined in the Novus Ordo liturgical abomination propagated by the conciliar "popes" and their underlings with revolutionary abandon. The problem that we face, of course, is caused by a false church, which will be overturned when a true pope is restored on the Throne of Saint Peter.
Please send this announcement to as many people as possible.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Fifty-Four Day Rosary Novena Flyer