The Mysteries of the Union
of Joseph and Mary, and Christ’s Arrival

The 1st Union Mystery ...

The Betrothal of Joseph and Mary

On the first large bead -- Pray the Our Father

  • Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

On the next 10 beads -- Pray the Prayer Below

  • Joseph, son of David and husband of Mary, we honor you, guardian of the Redeemer, and we adore the child you named Jesus.
  • Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray with us, that we may imitate you in lifelong dedication to the interests of the Savior.
  • After 10th prayer, end by adding AMEN.

Glory Be

  • Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The 2nd Union Mystery ...

The Annunciation of Our Lady

On the first large bead -- Pray the Our Father

  • Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

On the next 10 beads -- Pray the Prayer Below

  • Joseph, son of David and husband of Mary, we honor you, guardian of the Redeemer, and we adore the child you named Jesus.
  • Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray with us, that we may imitate you in lifelong dedication to the interests of the Savior.
  • After 10th prayer, end by adding AMEN.

Glory Be

  • Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The 3rd Union Mystery ...

The Annunciation Dream to Joseph,
at his discernment time over the coming child

On the first large bead -- Pray the Our Father

  • Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

On the next 10 beads -- Pray the Prayer Below

  • Joseph, son of David and husband of Mary, we honor you, guardian of the Redeemer, and we adore the child you named Jesus.
  • Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray with us, that we may imitate you in lifelong dedication to the interests of the Savior.
  • After 10th prayer, end by adding AMEN.

Glory Be

  • Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The 4th Union Mystery ...

The Wedding of Joseph and Mary

On the first large bead -- Pray the Our Father

  • Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

On the next 10 beads -- Pray the Prayer Below

  • Joseph, son of David and husband of Mary, we honor you, guardian of the Redeemer, and we adore the child you named Jesus.
  • Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray with us, that we may imitate you in lifelong dedication to the interests of the Savior.
  • After 10th prayer, end by adding AMEN.

Glory Be

  • Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

The 5th Union Mystery ...

The Going to Bethlehem for the Census and the Child’s Birth

On the first large bead -- Pray the Our Father

  • Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

On the next 10 beads -- Pray the Prayer Below

  • Joseph, son of David and husband of Mary, we honor you, guardian of the Redeemer, and we adore the child you named Jesus.
  • Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, pray with us, that we may imitate you in lifelong dedication to the interests of the Savior.
  • After 10th prayer, end by adding AMEN.

Glory Be

  • Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.