O Jesus, when my sorrow
seems too much for me to bear,
I’ll come unto Thy holy shrine
and lay my burden there.
(Say each Friday, during the Novena
to Jesus, Mary, Joseph)
Jesus and the NOVENA MEDAL
THE CROSS symbolizes the Sacrifice of
Jesus. It was the first Altar on which
Mass was offered. His Precious Blood
flowed on it for our salvation. The
Cross is the sum total of Christian life:
“Take up thy cross daily and follow
The history of the Cross is a history of
miracles gained by those who carried
its symbol on their persons and in their
hearts by prayer and sacrifice. And so
the Crucifix on the Novena Medal is
most appropriate for every Catholic
to carry. It is a constant reminder of
devotion to Prayer, to the Sacraments,
and to Holy Mass: all those living realities
of religion purchased for us, as St. Peter
says, “not with silver or gold, but
with the Precious Blood.”
“He shed His Blood for me, to the
very last drop.”
MARY and the NOVENA MEDAL
MARY also suffered a crucifixion as She
stood by the Cross, so close was her
Immaculate Heart to His. “Two hung on
one cross,” according to St. Alphonsus.
Hence, says saintly Pope Pius X, “Mary
became Dispenser of all the gifts
that Jesus purchased for us by His
Its design was revealed to Bl. Catherine
Labouré in Paris, 1830. Mary Immaculate
promised graces in abundance to all
who would wear it as a shield putting
themselves under her care.
“Behold, thy Mother.”
JOSEPH and the NOVENA MEDAL
In all their needs on earth, Jesus and
Mary went to Joseph. Pray to him to
watch over your family as he watched
over Jesus and Mary.
Family Unhappiness? Go TO JOSEPH!
The Holy Family was a happy family
and Joseph was its guardian.