Norbertines of Saint Norbert Abbey in De Pere, Wisconsin
View the Latest Issue
of Abbey Magazine
Abbey Magazine by the Norbertines of Saint Norbert Abbey - De Pere, WI

View Magazine Archive

Norbertines of Saint Norbert Abbey

National Shrine of St. Joseph

St. JosephProtector. Guardian. Worker.

Regarding St. Joseph, the first Abbot of St. Norbert Abbey, Abbot Bernard Pennings, O. Praem., once said, "Yes, I pray to God directly, to the Lord, and to St. Norbert as my intercessor, but St. Joseph is my choice in times of great need." Like Abbot Pennings, countless men, women and children have found solace in prayer to St. Joseph, and hundreds of people have visited the National Shrine of St. Joseph at St. Norbert Abbey.

Displayed within the Shrine is a crowned statue of St. Joseph, holding the crowned Infant. As the foster father of Jesus, a carpenter and a patron saint of families, children and laborers, St. Joseph is honored for his role as a protector, guardian and worker. As such, he stands as an extraordinary example of faith, courage and dedication.

History
The history of the National Shrine of St. Joseph is one that is as rich and as vibrant as the life of the saint, himself. To read an in-depth history of the shrine, click here.
 
Hours/Directions
For hours and directions for visiting the Shrine, click here. Scroll down this page for information about the Solemn Novena to St. Joseph.
 
Contact Us
National Shrine of St. Joseph
St. Norbert Abbey
1016 N. Broadway
De Pere, WI  54115

shrine@norbertines.org


CandlesMarch 10-19, 2015
123rd Consecutive Solemn Novena to St. Joseph

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating St. Joseph.

This solemn novena extends a long-standing Catholic tradition of celebrating nine days of prayer preceding the feast of a great saint. St. Joseph, whose feast day is March 19, is honored for his role as protector, guardian, and worker.

Please note: Novena prayers will be held in the Abbey Church.

Tuesday-Friday, March 10, 11, 12, 13
Novena Prayers: 4:15 p.m.
Eucharistic Liturgy: 4:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer: 5:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 14
Morning Prayer: 8 a.m.
Novena Prayers: 8:30 a.m.
Eucharistic Liturgy to follow Novena

Sunday, March 15
Morning Prayer: 9 a.m.
Novena Prayers: 9:45 a.m.
Eucharistic Liturgy: 10 a.m.

Monday-Wednesday, March 16, 17, 18
Novena Prayers: 4:15 p.m.
Eucharistic Liturgy: 4:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer: 5:05 p.m.

Thursday, March 19: Feast of St. Joseph
Eucharistic Liturgy: 4:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer: 5:05 p.m.

 
Norbertines of Saint Norbert Abbey