Novena To St. Joseph Of Cupertino

[The Novena is to be prayed on 9 consecutive days.]

DAY 1

Dear St Joseph of Cupertino,
you were an unwanted child
and were thought worthless
even by your own mother.
Intercede for all unwanted children
that they may come to know
they were born out of God’s love for them.
We pray especially for (mention your request).

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

DAY 2

Dear St Joseph,
you were an angry, frustrated child.
We pray for all who struggle to express themselves,
and that you help us overcome sins of anger.
We pray especially for (mention your request).

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

DAY 3

Dear St Joseph,
you experienced no love in your family
and were considered of little account
by all who knew you.
We pray for all who have experienced the same.
May we learn to treat everyone
as having the worth they have in God’s eyes.
We pray especially for (mention your request).

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

DAY 4

Dear St Joseph,
you suffered because you found it difficult to learn.
We pray for all those who struggle at school.
May they take comfort from the fact
that although learning wasn’t easy fo4r you,
this didn’t stop you from becoming a saint.
We pray especially for (mention your request).

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

DAY 5

Dear St Joseph,
you did the best with the intelligence you did have
and put the rest in God’s hands.
That way you passed all your exams
and became a priest.
We pray for all those struggling with exams.
May we also do our best in everything
and trust in God to guide our lives.
We pray especially for (mention your request.

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

DAY 6

Dear St Joseph,
even the thought or mention of anything holy
made you levitate in ecstasy.
Grant us something of the understanding and reverence for God
and his saints that you had.
We pray especially for (mention your request).

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

DAY 7

Dear St Joseph,
only when your superior ordered you to,
were you able to come back down to earth.
May we too have a love for
and obedience to the teachings of the Church.
We pray especially for (mention your request).

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

DAY 8

Dear St Joseph,
you were unjustly suspected,
confined to your room
and neglected by those charged with looking after you.
You accepted all this with humility.
We pray for all those unjustly imprisoned,
and that we too may have the humility
to accept injustice for the love of Christ.
We pray especially for (mention your request).

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

DAY 9

Dear St Joseph,
because you could levitate
you are the patron of travellers,
especially air travellers.
We pray for all those travelling
that they may safely reach their destinations.
We pray especially for (mention your request).

Amen.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

Saint Joseph de Cupertino,
Pray for us.

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