Sorry for the dearth of posts, but I have received some bad news with regards to the “parking spot” for the “van down by the river” and have been admittedly preoccupied and out-of-sorts. It isn’t immediately catastrophic, but I may have to find another “parking spot” within the next few months. If I do “move the van”, it is a near certitude that “parking fees” will go up. We shall see. At any rate, I try not to ask for much, especially considering the astounding generosity and munificence that has already been displayed to me by complete strangers who know only of me what they have seen on a flickering screen, of which I seriously worry that it has been sinful in and of itself to accept, but I am beginning a novena to dear St. Joseph tomorrow as he is the patron of all domestic issues. The text is below if you would like to join in, and add your own intentions. If you could, in your generosity, throw in a brief mention of “Ann’s situation with the parking spot for the ‘van down by the river'”, good St. Joseph will know exactly what that means, will stroke his facial hair and nod knowingly, and take it up with his Foster Son. Thank you, again, for your continued kindness and prayers.
(Say this prayer for nine days for anything you may desire. Then abandon yourself to the Divine Providence. Trust that whatever is the outcome of your novena, it is truly what is best for you in accordance with the Will of God.)
O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O Saint Joseph, assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you with Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. Amen
O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. O Saint Joseph, pray for me. (Mention your intention)