Merry Josephmas!

In his honor, join me in praying the Chaplet of St. Joseph:

First Mystery of St. Joseph = The Betrothal to Mary
[pray for chaste young men, engaged couples, loving husbands]

Second Mystery of St. Joseph = The Nativity
[pray for loving dads, men of poverty, working men, unemployed, homeless or refugees]

Third Mystery = The Flight into Egypt
[pray for absentee fathers, abusive men, those considering abortion]

Fourth Mystery = The Presentation in the Temple
[pray for men of virtue in society, purity of heart, good priests, your godfather/godchildren]

Fifth = The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
[pray for vocations to priesthood, for the Holy Father and his intentions]

Each decade will consist of the Montfort prayer to St. Joseph:

Hail Saint Joseph the Just,
Wisdom is with you;
blessed are you among all men
and blessed is Jesus,
the fruit of Mary, your faithful spouse.

Holy Joseph,
worthy foster-father of Jesus Christ,
pray for us
and obtain for us Divine Wisdom,
now and at the hour of our death.

Finally close with an Act of Consecration to St. Joseph:

O dearest St. Joseph,
I consecrate myself to your honor and give myself to you,
that you may always be my father, my protector,
and my guide in the way of salvation.
Obtain for me a greater purity of heart
and fervent love of the interior life.
After your example may I do all my actions
for the greater glory of God,
in union with the Sacred Heart of Jesus
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
O Blessed St. Joseph, pray for me,
that I may share in the peace and joy of your holy death.

The Chaplet begins the same as the Rosary, offering three Hail Marys for an increase in Faith, strength in Hope, and ardent Charity.

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