THE ROSARY OF SAINT
JOSEPH [CHAPLET 2]
composed of nine 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.
THE FIRST PART
The Perplexity of St. Joseph
(as to whether he should abandon his Virgin Spouse.)
The Birth of Our
Lord Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.
MYSTERIES OF THE
The Presentation of the Infant Jesus in the Temple.
The Flight of the Holy Family
The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.
THE THIRD PART
The Hidden Life of Jesus at Nazareth.
The Death of St. Joseph.
The Coronation of
St. Joseph in Heaven.
On the Crucifix:
O Lord, in order to honour St. Joseph as he deserves, Thou hast taken
him body and soul to Heaven to Crown him with glory, thus signifying to
the world, both visible and invisible, that Thou hast made Joseph Thy
foster-father, the supreme steward of all Thy possessions.
FOR EACH MYSTERY:
On the Large Beads [Single
Beads --- Most rosaries and chaplets today have the same size 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 Small Beads [Sets or
Multiples of 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 Saint 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.
decade with a Glory Be).
THIS ROSARY is about 200 years old.
IT IS REQUESTED that all undertake to widely spread and make known the
Rosary in Honour of St. Joseph.
Like the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin, one part of the St. Joseph
Rosary may be said each day.
(To Conclude Rosary). Make three Acts of Contrition, and beg St. Joseph
to obtain for you Pardon and Mercy.
(Above information taken from "Devout Client of St. Joseph" published
in Dublin 1870.)
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