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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chaplet of St. Joseph

This chaplet is divided into fifteen groups of four beads consisting of one white and three purple beads.  The white beads symbolize St. Joseph's purity, and the purple beads his saintly piety. A mystery of the Rosary is considered on each white bead.

Medal of St. Joseph. Traditionally, the large (X) beads are white and the small (0) beads are purple.
................0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0
M  0 0 0 X (.............................................................X
................0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0 X 0 0 0

On each large (X) bead:
Consider one of the mysteries (see list below).
Hail Mary (2x)
On each small (0) bead:
Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Conclude with:
Pray for us, O holy St. Joseph, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:  O God, Who had predestined St. Joseph for all eternity for the service of Thine Eternal Son and His Blessed Mother, and made him worthy to be the spouse of the 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.

The 15 Mysteries of the Rosary:
1. The Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary [The Angel's annunciation to Joseph in a dream ought to be also considered here.]
2. The Visitation of Mary to St. Elizabeth
3. The Nativity
4. The Presentation in the Temple [The Circumcision of Our Lord may be considered here, too.]
5. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
6. The Agony in the Garden
7. The Scourging at the Pillar
8. The Crowning with Thorns
9. The Carrying of the Cross
10. Jesus' Death on the Cross
11. The Resurrection of Our Lord
12. The Ascension of Our Lord
13. The Descent of the Holy Ghost
14. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
15. The Coronation of the Virgin

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