Cardinal Dolan has made an interesting suggestion on his blog. As a means of praying for our Cardinals and the Conclave and of preparing for the new Pope, he has requested that we join him in a novena to St Joseph, beginning on March 11th and leading up to his feast day on the 19th. It is an excellent idea: count me in, Your Eminence.
St Joseph is of course the Patron of the Universal Church, so it is apt that we should turn to him as we pray for a new Pope. Indeed as the head of the Lord's household, can there be a better intercessor for the election of the one who will watch over God's family on earth?
I think this is most interesting. I had lunch with a friend of mine and we were discussing potential candidates for the papacy and a certain US Cardinal was suggested and the name it was thought he might take was Joseph I. And now a certain US Cardinal...... Interesting indeed. And it seems Sandro Magister is thinking the same thoughts.