Every Wednesday is St. Joseph’s Day

The Church assigns a devotion to each day of the week. Wednesday has traditionally been set aside for St. Joseph. So, let’s not just think of St. Joseph on his two Feast days because every Wednesday is St. Joseph’s Day! The following Read more…


Sleeping St. Joseph Statue


New Store – New Items!

The Virtual St. Joseph Altar now has a new store: https://virtualstjosephaltar.threadless.com/ Check out our new designs. I am especially excited about this sticker! More designs coming soon!


Everyone’s Patron

St. Joseph is the patron saint of a wide variety of things and places: against doubt against hesitation bursars cabinetmakers carpenters Church confectioners craftsmen dying people emigrants engineers expectant mothers families fathers happy death holy death house hunters immigrants interior Read more…


St. Joseph, Protector of Holy Church

Needed now more than ever! Taken from Fr. Hardon’s Catholic Prayer Book with Meditations: Protector of Holy ChurchHaving besought the aid of your most holy bride, we turn to you in our distress, blessed Joseph, and confidently invoke your protection too. Read more…


New Domain Name & New Site

The Virtual St. Joseph Altar now has its own long-overdue, and well-deserved domain name: virtualstjosephaltar.com And, as long as I was getting a new name, I figured it was time for a more mobile friendly site. All the same content Read more…


Shrine of St. Joseph in St. Louis

Established in 1843, this beautiful St. Louis church is connected to the only miracle in the Midwest that has been authenticated by the Vatican. Read about the Miracle of Peter Claver.Learn about the Altar of Answered Prayers. Take a virtual tour of the Shrine.


Virtual Altar featured in 2014 Lent booklet

Real Life Lent: Daily Meditations, Prayers, and Activities by Connie Clark The Virtual St. Joseph Alar is listed on page 16 as the March 19th “Family Activity.”  Thanks, Connie!


Are you Prepared?

by Rev. Robert BurkemperPastor, All Souls Church, Overland, Missouri Reprinted from a December 22, 2013 parish bulletin: The strength of what we believe is measured by how much we are willing to suffer for those beliefs. Saint Joseph was a man with strong beliefs. Read more…


Virtual Altar in Catholic Digest

The Virtual St. Joseph Altar was included in the “Celebrate March” calendar section of the February/March 2013 issue of Catholic Digest.  You can find the following blurb on page 92:  The St. Joseph Altar is an old tradition in Sicily. You can visit Read more…