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Starting with the Saint Joseph medal, make the sign of the cross and pray the opening Saint Joseph Prayer

O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

O Saint Joseph, assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.  Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.  Amen.

(This prayer was found in the 50th year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In 1505, it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle.  Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves shall never die a sudden death or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them - neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy or be burned in any fire or be overpowered in battle.  Say the prayer for nine mornings for anything you desire.  It has never been known to fail, provided that the request is for one's spiritual benefit or for those whom we are praying for.)

On the first purple bead pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the first white bead announce the first mystery and pray two Hail Mary's

1st Mystery: The Annunciation

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph...And he came to her and said, "Hail O favored one, the Lord is with you."  Luke 1:26-28

Meditate on: Humility

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the first set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the second white bead announce the second mystery and pray two Hail Marys

2nd Mystery: The Visitation

Mary set out and traveled to the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.  When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.  Luke 1:39-45

Meditate on: Love of Neighbor

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the second set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the third white bead announce the third mystery and pray two Hail Marys

3rd Mystery:  The Nativity

And Mary gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger...And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest and on Earth peace to those on whom His favor rests."  Luke 2:1-20

Meditate on: Poverty

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the third set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the fourth white bead announce the fourth mystery and pray two Hail Marys

4th Mystery:  The Presentation in the Temple

Mary and Joseph took the baby Jesus to the temple to present Him to the Lord.  At the temple Simeon and Anna came forward, gave thanks to God and spoke about Jesus to all who were present.  Luke 2:22-28

Meditate on: Obedience to the Law of God

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the fourth set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the fifth white bead announce the fifth mystery and pray two Hail Marys

5th Mystery:  The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple

After three days they found Him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions and all who heard Him were amazed.  Luke 2:45-47

Meditate on: Joy in Finding Jesus in your Life

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the fifth set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the sixth white bead announce the sixth mystery and pray two Hail Marys

6th Mystery:  The Agony in the Garden

Jesus went to a place called Gethsemane to pray, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as You will."  Matthew 26:36-46

Meditate on: Sorrow for Sins

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the sixth set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the seventh white bead announce the seventh mystery and pray two Hail Marys

7th Mystery:  The Scourging

Then Pilate released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered Him to be crucified.  Matthew 27:26

Meditate on: Purity

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the seventh set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the eighth white bead announce the eighth mystery and pray two Hail Marys

8th Mystery:  The Crowning with Thorns

They stripped off His clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about Him.  Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on His head, and a reed in His right hand.  And kneeling before Him, they mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"  Matthew 27:27-31

Meditate on: Moral Courage

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the eighth set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the ninth white bead announce the ninth mystery and pray two Hail Marys

9th Mystery:  The Carrying of the Cross

And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe, and put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him...They came upon a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry His cross.  Matthew 27:31-32

Meditate on: Patience

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the ninth set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the tenth white bead announce the tenth mystery and pray two Hail Marys

10th Mystery:  The Crucifixion

And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and yielded up His spirit.  And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom, and the Earth shook, and the rocks were split.  Matthew 27:50-51

Meditate on:  Perseverance

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the tenth set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the 11th white bead announce the 11th mystery and pray two Hail Marys

11th Mystery:  The Resurrection

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.  An angel appeared and said, "Do not be afraid!  I know that you are seeking Jesus the Crucified.  He is not here, for He has been raised, just as He said."  Matthew 28:1-10

Meditate on: Faith

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the 11th set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the 12th white bead announce the 12th mystery and pray two Hail Marys

12th Mystery:  The Ascension

He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority.  But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you."  When He had said this, as they were looking on, He was lifted up and a cloud took Him out of their sight.  Acts 1:7-9

Meditate on: Hope

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the 12th set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the 13th white bead announce the 13th mystery and pray two Hail Marys

13th Mystery:  The Descent of the Holy Spirit

There appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:3-4

Meditate on: Charity

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the 13th set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the 14th white bead announce the 14th mystery and pray two Hail Marys

14th Mystery:  The Assumption

"Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory." Munificentissimus Deus (1950):DS 3903

Meditate on: Grace of a Happy Death

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the 14th set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be to Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

On the 15th white bead announce the 15th mystery and pray two Hail Marys

15th Mystery:  The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin

"We believe that the Holy Mother of God, the new Eve, Mother of the Church, continues in Heaven to exercise her maternal role on behalf of the members of Christ."  The Solemn Profession of Faith: Credo of the People of God

Meditate on: Trust in Mary's Intercession

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.  Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

On each bead of the 15th set of three purple beads pray

Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Concluding Prayers

Pray for us, O Holy Saint Joseph: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

O God, Who has predestined Saint 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.

 

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