Olive Wood beads from Bethlehem. Wonderful pocket sized prayer beads that help you meditate upon the life of the Holy Family along side St. Joseph.
The prayers are short and easy and the mysteries are the same as the Rosary. Another popular way to pray this chaplet is to meditate upon the daily family life of the Holy Family.
This is one of our family's favorite devotions and is fruitful for beginners, children, or even seasoned Rosary fans. Traditionally this chaplet has purple and white beads representing St. Joseph's piety and purity. We use the Olive Wood bead from Bethlehem, which is a little more masculine and is a wood that St. Joseph probably worked with as a carpenter.
The Chaplet prayer is listed below:
A mystery of the rosary is considered on each large bead and two "Hail Marys" are said. On the small beads say "Praised and blessed be Jesus, Mary and Joseph."
The chaplet is ended with the following prayer:
V. Pray for us, O Holy St. Joseph.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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.