The 15 Mysteries of the St. Joseph Chaplet

The Chaplet of St. Joseph is a prayerful reflection on his life as the Head of the Holy Family. The traditional Chaplet of St. Joseph contains fifteen groups of four beads for the traditional fifteen mysteries of the Holy Rosary. The white beads symbolize the purity of St. Joseph and the blue beads represent his saintly piety. Find out more and order your own devotional St. Joseph’s cord here. The St. Joseph Chaplet The St. Joseph Chaplet contains fifteen groups of four beads. Each group of four consists of one white bead and three blue beads. A Mystery of the Rosary is contemplated while each group of beads is prayed. Here are the fifteen Mysteries: 1. The Annunciation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary [The Angel’s annunciation to Joseph in a dream should also be considered here.] 2. The Visitation of Mary to St. Elizabeth 3. The Nativity 4. The Presentation in the Temple [The Circumcision of Our Lord may be considered here, too.] 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 Here is how to pray the St. Joseph Chaplet:

  • Make the Sign of the Cross.
  • Offer any intentions you may have.
  • On the white bead, announce the Mystery, and say two Hail Marys.
  • On each of the three blue beads, say: “Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!”

End the chaplet with the following prayer: V. Pray for us, O holy St. Joseph! R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ! V. 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.