Straight from Italy!

I received the following email this morning: Hello!I am Paola, a teacher of English in an Italian secondary school. I am sending you some pics we shared in an online class about St. Joseph’s Day traditions. Hope you like them. Read more…


St. Joseph Day Altar Show & Tell

Here is my 2021 home Altar for the Feast of St. Joseph. Now, let’s see yours! Send me a pic of your 2021 Altar and I will add it to this page. Big or small, please share your creation. The Read more…


Happy Feast Day!

Behold the faithful and prudent servant,whom the Lord set over his own family! It is a salutary practice and very praiseworthy, already established in some countries, to consecrate the month of March to the honour of the holy Patriarch by Read more…


Nice Notes!

These are just some of the nice notes I have received from Virtual Altar visitors this year: THANK YOU so much for the continued tradition of your virtual St. Joseph’s Altar!  I have been enjoying making offerings here for years Read more…


Novena to St. Joseph – Day 9

Glorious Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession to obtain, from the benign heart of Jesus, all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal Read more…


Novena to St. Joseph – Day 8

Glorious Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession to obtain, from the benign heart of Jesus, all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal Read more…


Why no meat?

Why is there never any meat on a St. Joseph Altar? There are two reasons for the meatless Altar. The first, and probably the more relevant reason, is that meat was a rarity for Sicilian peasants. The second reason is Read more…


Novena to St. Joseph – Day 7

Glorious Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession to obtain, from the benign heart of Jesus, all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal Read more…


Prayer to St. Joseph for Employment

Dear St. Joseph, you were given the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary.  Look down with fatherly compassion upon our brothers and sisters in their anxiety over their present struggle to support their families due Read more…


Novena to St. Joseph – Day 6

Glorious Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession to obtain, from the benign heart of Jesus, all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal Read more…