If you’ve ever seen a beaded item that looks a bit like a fifteen-decade rosary—but has three small beads instead of ten at the start of each decade—you may have been looking at the Chaplet of St. Joseph.
This devotion is a combination of the Holy Rosary of Our Lady and special prayers in honor of the Holy Family. The Chaplet consists of fifteen sets of four beads: one large, white bead (representing St. Joseph’s purity) and three blue or purple beads (representing his piety). Each four-bead set corresponds to a Mystery of the Rosary.
On each white bead, you announce the Mystery and say two Hail Marys. On the blue/purple beads, you say the following prayer in honor of the Holy Family:
“Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!”
Next to Our Lord and Our Lady, this great saint is the most powerful patron we have in Heaven and we should strive to foster our devotion to him. He was the man closest to Christ, the guardian of the Holy Family, God’s chosen protector of His beloved Son and His Immaculate Mother.
God gave what was most precious to Him to the care of St. Joseph; if we place ourselves under the patronage of St. Joseph, we, too, are assured of his loving protection. St. Teresa of Ávila, who had a strong devotion to St. Joseph, assured us that—while God has given other saints the ability to aid us in some necessities—St. Joseph succours us in them all.
The Catholic Company offers a stunning St. Joseph’s Chaplet designed and made in-house with creamy white howlite and stunning amethyst gemstones. The purple color, interlaced with earthy tones, recalls St. Joseph’s royal lineage and his work as a carpenter. A true heirloom Chaplet that will increase your devotion to St. Joseph and be cherished for generations. Includes a prayer card with detailed instructions on how to pray the Chaplet. Available today at The Catholic Company!