The Chaplet of Saint Joseph is a prayerful reflection on the life of Jesus’ earthly father and the role he had in salvation history.

Little is known of this particular devotion and its origins.

The chaplet contains 15 groups of four beads consisting of one white and three colored beads. The white bead represents St. Joseph’s purity, and the colored bead (normally blue or purple) symbolizes his piety. 

For each of the 15 white beads, a mystery of the Holy Rosary is meditated on, while a special prayer is recited on each colored bead that follows.

“Praise and blessed be Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.”

Below is a helpful graphic explaining exactly how to pray the Chaplet.

*A list of the fifteen mysteries of the holy rosary will be provided at the end of this article.*

Caroline Perkins, ChurchPOP / Chaplet Beads: The Catholic Company

How to Pray the Chaplet of Saint Joseph:

1. Sign of the Cross

2. Offer your intentions.

3. On the white bead, announce the Mystery and pray two Hail Marys.

4. On each of the three colored beads, pray: “Praise and blessed be Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.”

Caroline Perkins, ChurchPOP / Chaplet Beads: The Catholic Company

The Chaplet concludes with the following prayer:

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.

Here are the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary also used in the St. Joseph Chaplet:

  1. The Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary
  2. The Visitation of Mary to St. Elizabeth
  3. The Nativity
  4. The Presentation in the Temple
  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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