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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, 2014
122nd Consecutive Solemn Novena to St. Joseph

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

The 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 a protector, guardian, and worker.

Monday – Friday, March 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Novena Prayers – 4:15 p.m.
Eucharistic Liturgy – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 15*
Morning Prayer – 8 a.m.
Novena Prayers – 8:30 a.m.
Eucharistic Liturgy – 8:45 a.m.

Sunday, March 16**
Novena Prayers – 9:45 a.m.
Eucharistic Liturgy – 10 a.m.

Monday – Tuesday, March 17, 18
Novena Prayers – 4:15 p.m.
Eucharistic Liturgy – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19 – Feast of St. Joseph
Eucharistic Liturgy – 4:30 p.m.

*Please note the time changes for SATURDAY, MARCH 15. On this day, Novena Prayers will be held at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Eucharistic Liturgy at 8:45 a.m., INSTEAD OF Novena Prayers at 4:45 p.m., as previously announced.

**Please note the time changes for SUNDAY, MARCH 16. On this day, Novena Prayers will be held at 9:45 a.m., followed by the Eucharistic Liturgy at 10 a.m., INSTEAD OF Novena Prayers at 4:45 p.m., as previously announced.

 
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