The Very Powerful, Contemplative Novena to St. Joseph, by Fr. Louis Lallemant, S.J.

novena to st joseph

This unique and very traditional Novena to St Joseph was originally devised by Fr. Louis Lallemant, S.J (1587-1633), a very holy priest.

It is very efficacious in obtaining an urgent favor from God.

What makes this novena unique is that it is not made up of prayers, but of reflections.

It is contemplative in nature.

What Is a Visit?

A visit, in this case, is a simple, turning of the mind to St Joseph and his life.

They are reflections.

The way it works is that you make these “visits” at four different times during the day.

In the hustle and bustle of life, take the time to meditate upon the particular aspect of the visit and then ask St Joseph for his intercession.


The Novena to St Joseph by Fr Louis Lallemant, S.J

The First Visit: St Joseph’s Fidelity to Grace

During the first visit, consider St. Joseph’s fidelity to grace.
Reflect upon the action of the Holy Ghost in his soul. At the conclusion
of this brief meditation, thank god for so honoring St. Joseph,
and ask, through his intercession for a similar grace.


The Second Visit: St Joseph’s Fidelity to the Interior Life

Later in the day, consider St Joseph’s fidelity to the interior life.
Study his spirit of recollection. Think, thank God, and ask.


The Third Visit : St Joseph’s Love for our Lady

 Later still, consider St. Joseph’s love for our Lady.
Think, thank God, and ask.


The Fourth Visit : St Joseph’s love for the Divine Child

Finally, in a fourth visit, reflect upon St. Joseph’s love for the Divine Child.
Think, thank God, and ask.


You can purchase the paperback version of this novena here.

This prayer is very POWERFUL.

If you truly desire something from our Lord, pray this novena.

Besides obtaining the intercession for a prayer request, by meditating on St Joseph’s life, you too grow in holiness.


St Joseph Medal for Men

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