Welcome to the 2023 Virtual St. Joseph Altar


The 2023 Virtual St. Joseph Altar will open on February 19, 2023. The Altar is currently open only for viewing.


Make prayer requests and pray for others. Open year ’round.


Updates, news, and items related to St. Joseph all year long.


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What is the Virtual St. Joseph Altar?

  • The Virtual St. Joseph Altar, which made its online debut in February of 1999, is set up in the tradition of the Sicilian St. Joseph Altars of New Orleans.
  • During the month leading up to the March 19th Feast Day, visitors have the opportunity to place virtual offerings on the Altar. There is no charge to do anything at the Virtual St. Joseph Altar!
  • Visitors can also make prayer requests. These are open year ’round. As you visit the Altar and the other pages of this site, I ask you to pray for all who have made prayer requests.
  • The Virtual St. Joseph Altar is now in its 25th year! 
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2022 Recap & Thanks

During the month of March, the 2022 Altar had over 3500 visitors and 107 offerings. The Virtual Altar got 1,493 clicks from Google Search alone. I thank all who participated, making this a worthy honor to St. Joseph.

This year the the Virtual St. Joseph Altar FaceBook page passed the 1000 followers mark. Thank you all! The resource page put up for the Year of St. Joseph remains online because so many of the resources are timeless so please take a look.

Because of your continued prayers & support, the Altar gets bigger and better each year!  Donations of $25 or more will receive a digital copy of Viva San Giuseppe: A guide for Saint Joseph Altars. This booklet contains a brief history of the St. Joseph Altar, recipes, prayers and more. This little out-of-print publication, in digital PDF format, is my gift to you.

Don’t miss the 3d Virtual St. Joseph Altar. Cut, color, and create your own mini St. Joseph’s Altar. This fun family craft will help you and your little ones learn about the lovely St. Joseph Altar tradition.

The 2022 Altar is open for viewing but the Prayer Request pages remain open all year!

Thank you for these 24 years, and for continuing to spread devotion to St. Joseph.

Viva San Giuseppe!

“Though thou hast recourse to many saints as thine intercessors, go specially to St. Joseph, for he has great power with God.”

St. Teresa of Avila
Spiritual Maxims #65


Help keep the Virtual St. Joseph Altar up and running!

Donations of $25 or more will receive a digital copy of Viva San Giuseppe, A Guide for Saint Joseph Altars.


Don’t leave without your goodie bag!

virtual st. joseph altar goodie bag