Today begins the Novena to St. Joseph. Head on over to Praymorenovenas.com and find the novena prayer. You can also sign up for a novena reminder via email. Join the over 600 people who will be offering this novena for all husbands. I will be remembering my oldest son, a husband and a father, as I pray this novena. He deploys today for Afghanistan.
Do you know how the tradition of praying for nine days began? After the Ascension, Mary and the Apostles went to the Upper Room to pray for guidance. They were unsure of what they were expected to do next. They prayed for nine days. Then the Holy Spirit came to them on Pentecost. So a nine-day prayer is modeled after the nine days of prayer of Mary and the Apostles.