St. Joseph Novena

March 10 - 18th

Solemn Feast Day:  March 19





“Silence to Silence 

Was JOSEPH to the WORD.

And thus was built 

A house of prayer

And not a sound was heard.”


 ~ Sister Jean Ryan, OCD ~

Little Rock Carmel

Model of Silence

Kindness of: Abbot Justin Brown, OSB

Our Dear Friends,

    For 25 fruitful years in Covington after re-location from New Orleans, we, the Carmelite Nuns of Covington, have endeavored to build a house of prayer as St. Joseph did.  He was a man of prayer and action, with whom God spoke heart to heart.  He shared life with the Son of God: praying with him, working with him, enjoying family life with him, experiencing times of profound silence with him.  

    Recently Pope Francis said of St. Joseph, he ‘dreamed of the future while keeping his feet on the ground.’ This portrays well our efforts to assure a future for our Carmelite life in Covington.  We are grateful to you for your support over the years.  It is truly a privilege to serve as your friends, neighbors and pray-ers for the local community as well as for the whole world.  We invite you to join us in prayer with the Novena to St. Joseph.


Your devoted Carmelite Nuns of Covington

Novena Prayer

Heavenly Father,

You gave St. Joseph a share in Your fatherhood and placed him as a father to Jesus on earth. Help us to be obedient to Your will as he was. 

Teach us the way of prayer that we

may enjoy the friendship of Mary and Jesus as did St. Joseph. During life's hardships, give us courage to walk with those who need us that we may be enriched by their gifts.

Carry us through sufferings and

trials with St. Joseph at our side.

And may we look to him at the final

hour of death. We ask this through your Son, Jesus. Amen

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