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, May 17, 2003

Getting Young Children to Listen

Christine B. shared how she gets her four year old to listen. “I used to repeat myself five times to no avail. Now I simply get my daughter’s attention and make my request. After I have spoken to my daughter, I ask her if she heard me. Then I ask her, ‘What did I say?’ Finally, I tell her to do what I asked. She happily does as I have asked. Knowing that she is able to help ‘Mommy’ has been a great confidence-builder.”

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