NOTE: For the initial 3 beads not associated with the Chaplet of St. Joseph, you may consider praying the Three Hail Marys devotion or simply recite three Hail Marys.
The Feasts of St. Joseph:
The primary feast of St. Joseph is March 19 because it is believed that his death occurred on that date.
This feast was fixed in the 15th century and was extended to the whole Church by Pope Gregory XV in 1621.
On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 1870, Pope Pius IX ordered that St. Joseph's feast day was to be a double of the first class.
Holy Mother Church dedicates the entire month of March to St. Joseph, as well as the First Wednesdays.
May 1 was established as the Feast of St. Joseph the Workman by Pope Pius XII in 1955, chosen to coincide with Labor days in many nations.
In addition there were two other feasts no longer on the official calendar.
The Eight Promises of St. Joseph
1. God will grant special graces to those that do not know me, to have a great devotion to me.
2. God will bless all who are married and the blessing in their family
will be without limit.
3. Those married and without children will be blessed with offspring.
4. God will give special graces to be delivered from temptations
and the attacks of the devil.
5. They shall have a good and happy death.
6. They shall overcome their trials and tribulations.
7. God shall grant them immediate help
when they invoke my intercession,
for the demons have extreme
dread of the invocation of my name.
8. For all those who embrace a St. Joseph cenacle, they shall obtain a more fervent love for Jesus and a
true devotion to Most Holy Mary.
St. Francis de Sales made St. Joseph the special Patron of the religious order he founded, the Order of the Visitation. In addition to naming at least one of his parishes in his honor, he set Joseph as the model of the interior life and contemplative prayer for his own spiritual daughters–and in particular for the novices, who were to look upon St. Joseph as their novice “master” and guide (A Manual of Practical Devotion to the Glorious Patriarch St. Joseph, translated by Fr. Patrignani, p. 78).
Each Chaplet comes with the special gift of a laminated Miraculous Medal Cape Card featuring a cloth that has touched the relics entrusted to the MDM, the Miraculous Statue of Our Lady of the Cape and the tombs of Fr. Luc Desilets and Fr. Paul Vachon, blessed by "then" rector of Canada's National Marian Shrine, Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, OMI, and a rose fragment blessed on the Confraternity Altar.
Fr. Paul Vachon was the diocesan priest who had the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary established at Cap-de-la-Madeleine in 1694 by the Master General of the Dominican Order, Antonin Cloche, OP.
Fr. Luc Desilets found the pig chewing on a rosary in 1867 and reestablished enrollment in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary leading to the miracle of the ice bridge, the prodigy of the eyes, the 1904 canonical crowning and a million pilgrims visiting the Cape in 1954!
To Learn more about the relics the blue blessed cloth on the Cape Card has touched including St. Francis de Sales. CLICK HERE
In addition to the relics entrusted to the MDM on the linked page, the blue blessed cloth has also touched the additional holy relics listed in the Official Confraternity Rosary HERE.