16 March 2011
Novena to Blessed Maria Teresa of St. Joseph
The Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus sent out a request to join them in a prayer novena for the complete healing of their Provincial Superior, Sr. Mary Joseph, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. This novena is directed to the beatified foundress of their order, Blessed Maria Teresa of St. Joseph.
O God, our Father, You purified Your Servant Maria Teresa of St. Joseph through suffering and afflictions. Her great faith, her firm trust and unselfish love made her, through Your grace, a pure instrument in Your hand with which You could do great things.
Encouraged by her example and her trust in Your help we ask through her intercession: (mention request).
May Your holy Will be done, Lord. Make our hearts ready to accept what You send. Then we know that we pray in the spirit of Mother Maria Teresa.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.