St. Joseph Novena

O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most Loving of Fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your 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. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us.


Saturday, January 18, 2003

Spirituality in the Home

Family traditions shared by Mary L.:

Holy Thursday - Bake fish-shaped bread and serve it with "wine" (grape juice)

Easter - Family members stand in a circle with their hard boiled Easter eggs in hand. The first person turns to one side and says to the person next to him "He is risen.", the second person responds, "Truly, He has risen." and they crack their two eggs together. The second person then turns to the individual on his opposite side and repeats the process. This continues around the circle until the first person has the chance to respond "Truly, He has risen." A fun way to crack Easter eggs on Easter morning!

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