ROSARY OF ST. JOSEPH

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ROSARY OF ST. JOSEPH

 CRUCIFIX: The Creed – “I believe in God

LARGE BEAD: Our Father

3 SMALL BEADS: “Hail Joseph…”

LARGE BEAD: “Glory Be to the Father…”

CENTER PIECE MEDAL SAY TWICE – AT BEGINNING AND END OF ROSARY: Our Father

 MYSTERIES 1-5:

 The First Josephian Mystery: The Divine calling. [Mt. 1:24]
• Joseph answered God’s calling when he obeyed the angel’s message to take Mary as his spouse. Thank you Saint Joseph for having obeyed God’s messenger.

 ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS:

Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”

 The Second Josephian Mystery: Protector of the innocent. [Mt. 1:19]
• Having learned of Mary’s pregnancy, Joseph was not willing to expose her to public disgrace. He took her as his wife, this action avoiding a public scandal and the stoning of Mary that could have been applied according to the Jewish Laws. Thank you Joseph for protecting the mother of Jesus and mankind.

 ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS:

Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”

The Third Josephian Mystery: The finding of a shelter. [Lk. 2:7]
• After asking for a room at the inn for the Virgin Mary who was with Child, Joseph had no choice but to accept a humble shelter where Jesus, the King of kings, was born. Oh Joseph, how heart broken you must have been when you could not find something worthy of Mary and her Child to be born.

 ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS:

 Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”
The Fourth Josephian Mystery: The Guardian of the Child Jesus. [Mt. 1:16, 13:55]
• Joseph welcomed Jesus as his foster Son. With this decision came all the responsibilities related to being a loving and caring parent. Thank you Joseph for being a model to all the foster and adoptive parents who welcome children in their homes.

 ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS:

 Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”

The Fifth Josephian Mystery: Obedience to the Law; The circumcision of Jesus. [Lk. 2:21; Mt. 1:21]
• Joseph obeyed the Jewish tradition, that every male child be “marked in the flesh” as a son of Abraham, a keeper of the Lord’s covenant. On the eight day after his birth, the Child was officially given the Name of Jesus. “After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.”

 ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS:

 Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”

MYSTERIES 6-10:

 The Sixth Josephian Mystery: Submission to Divine Guidance. [Mt. 2:14-7]
• The Flight to Egypt. As the Guardian of the Holy Family, Joseph saved his loved ones by fleeing to Egypt with Jesus and Mary. For Herod had ordered the murder of all the children age two and under in and around Bethlehem. Thank you Saint Joseph for protecting the Holy Family.

 ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS:

 Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”

The Seventh Josephian Mystery: The great anxiety. [Lk. 2:48]
• Returning home from the festival of the Passover in Jerusalem, Joseph, the head of the Holy Family, noticed after a day’s journey that Jesus was not around. He searched among relatives and friends. When he did not find Jesus, he returned to Jerusalem with Mary to look for Him. When Jesus was found in the Temple, Mary said to Him, “Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety.” [Lk. 2:48] One can only imagine what went through Joseph’s mind when his foster Child went missing.

 ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS:

 Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”

The Eight Josephian Mystery: Royalty without a crown. [Mt. 1:2-16; Lk. 1:27]
• Joseph was the son of Jacob, of the house of David. He was a descendant of a royal family. Joseph was a perfect example of royal humility. Nowhere in the Holy Bible do we find a reference to Joseph attempting to claim the royal crown that he rightfully deserved.

 ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS:

 Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”

The ninth Josephian Mystery: The restoration of God’s Kingdom on earth. [1 Sam. 8:6-7, 22; Jn. 12:12-9]
• Through Joseph, God was restored as true King on earth as He is in Heaven. Since the days of creation, God was the King of this world. In the days of Samuel, God’s people, wanting a human king, said, “Give us a king to govern over us.” In response to this, God said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you [Samuel], but they have rejected Me from being King over them. Consequently, God said to Samuel, “Listen to their voice and set a king over them.” It was not until the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem that God, through Jesus, was reinstated as the King of this world. This fulfilled the prophecy, “Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”

ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS:

Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”

 The Tenth Josephian Mystery: The declaration of “Saint Joseph as the Patron of the Catholic Church.”
• In 1621, Pope Gregory XV declared the Feast of St. Joseph as a Feast of obligation. In 1726, Pope Benedict XIII inserted the name of Saint Joseph in the Litanies of the Saints. And finally, in December, 1870, according to the wish of the bishops and the faithful, Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph as the Patron of the Catholic Church.

 ON ALL 10 SMALL BEADS: 

Hail, Joseph, full of grace, The Lord is with thou. Blessed are you among all men, And blessed is your foster Child, Jesus. Holy Joseph, guardian of the Son of God, Pray for us sinners, Now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 LARGE BEADS: “Glory Be To The Father…” then the “Our Father…”

AT END OF THE ROSARY THESE PRAYERS:

 Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus, I love You with all my heart, Eternal Father, Divine Son, All powerful Spirit.


PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH

Glorious Saint Joseph, foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ, to you I raise my heart and my hands
to implore your powerful intercession. Please obtain for me from the kind Heart of Jesus the help and the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare.  I ask particularly for the grace of a happy death and the special favor I now implore.

(Make your petition here…)

Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel animated with confidence that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. O glorious Saint Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of His name, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for Us. Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church, Pray for us. Saint Michael, the Archangel, Protect us.

 

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