Daily Devotion to St. Joseph

I have recently been inspired to deepen my relationship with St. Joseph, and I am looking for a devotion to him that could feasibly be done every day. Any suggestions?

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That’s great that you want to get closer to St Joseph.

I recommend a daily Hail Joseph:

There’s also the Pious Union of St Joseph prayer which members say daily:

O Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus Christ and true spouse of the Virgin Mary,
Pray for us, and for all those suffering and dying this day and night.
O Saint Joseph, pray for us.

A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who invoke St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with a duly approved prayer (e.g., Ad te, beate Ioseph).

Ad te, beate Ioseph
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help
of your most holy spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities. O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

I note that the “Ad Te, Beate Joseph” is traditionally said right after a Rosary (it’s known as the Prayer to St Joseph After the Rosary). So if you say a daily Rosary, you can say it right after you finish.

It is also fine to say it other times as well, of course; you aren’t required to say the Rosary first.

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Fr. Donald Calloway has recently written a book called Consecration to St. Joseph.

You may have some interest in it. I thought it was wonderful.

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I say the “oldest prayer to St. Joseph” daily: O glorious St. 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 St. Joseph do assist me, and obtain for me from thy Son all spiritual blessings, so that having engaged here below your heavenly help I may offer my thanksgiving to the most loving of fathers. O St. Joseph I never weary contemplating you with Jesus in your arms. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, patron of the dying, pray for me.

You can say one of the litanies to St. Joseph that are online.

I benefitted greatly by the book by Father Donald Calloway “Consecration to St. Joseph.”

30 day novena to St Joseph.

I pray a version of the St Joseph Rosary that I found on a pamphlet at my parish. I pray it at least once a week, but every day as I pray my standard Marian Rosary, I add prayers to St Joseph:

“Joseph, son of David and husband of Mary, we honour you, guardian of the redeemer, and we adore the child you named, Jesus. St Joseph, patron of the universal church, pray for us, that like you we may live totally dedicated to the interests of the Saviour. Amen.”

This prayer replaces the Hail Mary. The mysteries are 1) Betrothal to Mary 2) Annunciation to Joseph 3) Birth and naming of Jesus 4) Flight into Egypt 5) Hidden life in Nazareth. They parallel the joyful mysteries.

I also pray the litany of St Joseph.

Serious about daily devotions to St.Joseph?

You need a St.Joseph chaplet…

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