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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rosary in Honour of St. Joseph

This Rosary, composed of 9 mysteries in all, is divided into 3 parts, each part consisting of 3 decades, in honour of the 30 years that St. Joseph passed in the society of Jesus and Mary.
Like the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin, one part of the St. Joseph Rosary may be said each day.

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On the Crucifix:
O Lord, in order to honour St. Joseph as he deserves, You have taken him body and soul to Heaven to Crown him with glory, thus signifying to the world, both visible and invisible, that You have made Joseph Your foster-father, the supreme steward of all Your possessions.
On the large (X) beads:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may find aid in the merits of the Spouse of Thy Most Holy Mother, so that what we cannot obtain by ourselves may be given us through his intercession, who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, One God forever and ever.  Amen.
On the small (0) beads:
Hail Joseph, Son of David, thou whose holiness surpasses that of all angels and saints, blessed art thou amongst men, thou who wert chosen to be the Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary of whom was born Jesus.
Glorious St. Joseph, now reigning body and soul in Heaven, protector of the Universal Church, pray for us poor sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.
Mysteries of the 1st Part:
Perplexity of St. Joseph (as to whether he should abandon his Virgin Spouse)
Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Bethlehem
Mysteries of the 2nd Part:
Presentation of the Infant Jesus in the Temple
Flight of the Holy Family into Egypt
Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
Mysteries of the 3rd Part:
Hidden life of Jesus at Nazareth
Death of St. Joseph
Coronation of St. Joseph in Heaven
Conclude each decade with:
Glory Be

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