Please Join Us in our

Novena to Saint Joseph

Dear Friends,

Imagine the relief that filled the heart of St. Joseph when he heard the angel’s words: “Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary your wife into your home.” After learning the news of Mary’s unexpected pregnancy, their marriage plans seemed about to crumble. Like any young couple at such a turn of events, they were devastated.

At the angel’s words, Joseph experienced the gracious mercy of God. He and Mary would witness the unfolding of this mercy in the intimacy of family life. Jesus himself first encountered this merciful love in the devotion of his mother and in the faithful care of his foster father.

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, when Pope Francis calls us to constantly contemplate the mystery of mercy—that wellspring of joy and serenity—let us turn to Joseph, the gentle and obedient servant of God, with our needs and concerns.

Please join us March 10-18 in the novena to St. Joseph. Be assured that we remember you, your loved ones and intentions in our prayers each day.

With our love and gratitude,

Your Carmelite Sisters

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Discalced Carmelite Nuns

Carmelite Monastery

89 Hiddenbrooke Drive    

Beacon, New York   12508-2230

Telephone 845-831-5572

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