Let St Joseph Drive


I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to post on St Joseph on Monday. Fr Christopher has a beautiful St Joseph story. He tells how St Joseph got him into the Catholic Church.

Here’s one from our family: My younger brother, Daryl had become a Catholic. My older brother, Don (Yes, all five of us have names beginning with ‘D’. I know it is very Brady bunch, but this was the 1950s) was trying to sell the family business and it wasn’t budging. Daryl says, “Why don’t you pray a novena to St Joseph? He always helps with selling properties.

Don says, “I’m a Protestant. I don’t pray to saints, besides, what’s a ‘novena.’?”

“No. You really should!”

“Tell you what. You pray your novena, and if this business sells within six weeks, I’ll become a Catholic.” He said it like, “I’ll eat my hat.”
The novena was prayed. The business sold within six week. Seven years later Don became a Catholic, and at his reception Daryl reminded him about his (now forgotten) wisecrack.
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  • http://kidsister.wordpress.com/ Anne

    Good story Father! As for the names starting with ‘D’, there is a homeschooling family here that has nine children (with one on the way) and their names all begin with ‘A’. When the news broke about the newest child, the mom despaired of another ‘A’ name after having used so many and said maybe we should just do something different… the other kids nearly rioted. LOL… Fun families!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17691145638703824456 kkollwitz

    All three brothers converted….this might make an interesting post.

  • Robin Hunt

    My friends tried to bury St Joseph in their front yard, but it didn’t help sell their house.[url]http://www.irregardless.net/degage/stj_ljs.htm[/url]

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06124533937104720078 C

    My aunt/uncle/cousins are Dana, Diana, Debbie, Donna, Dawn, Daniel, and David. How’s that for a mouthful of Ds?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09356738924839809045 Andrew

    My siblings all have names starting with A. =)I have always had a devotion to St. Joseph as we have a Chapel dedicated to him within our parish bounds. I have even led the Novena to him, but I did not get his importance and understand his role until recently.I chronicled it here. Perhaps it might prove helpful to others who might be asking the same questions.