The Chaplet of St Joseph has been popular for centuries. The chaplet has become more prominent through the recent Year of St Joseph that was celebrated by the Catholic Church globally. The devotion to Sleeping St Joseph is also popular among Catholics these days.
The Chaplet of St. Joseph is composed of 60 beads, in honor of the 60 years that Saint Joseph has lived on Earth. It is in 15 parts, each comprising 1 White and 3 Blue beads. The single white bead means the purity of Saint Joseph; the blue is his Holy Piety.
How to pray the Chaplet of St Joseph?
On the purple/ Blue bead: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
The Saint Joseph Chaplet Rosary is said as follows:
1st Purple / Blue
Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Mystery on 1st White Bead: The Annunciation (say 2 Hail Marys)
Group of 3 Purple/ Blue: Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
- The Visitation – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Nativity – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Presentation in the Temple – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Agony in the Garden – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Scourging – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Crowing with Thorn – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Carrying of the Cross – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Crucifixion – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Resurrection – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Ascension – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Assumption – say 2 Hail Mary
- The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin – say 2 Hail Mary
End the chaplet with the following prayers:
V: Pray for us, O holy St. Joseph.:
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.:
Let us pray:
O God, Who has predestined St. Joseph from all eternity for the service of Thine Eternal Son and His Blessed Mother, and made him worthy to be the spouse of this Blessed Virgin and the foster father of Thy Son; we beseech Thee, through all the services he has rendered to Jesus and Mary on earth, that Thou wouldst make us worthy of his intercession and grant us to enjoy the happiness of his company in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Chaplet Prayer Source: RosaryAndChaplets.com