Featured in Italian American Digest!

I am thrilled to share that the Virtual St. Joseph Altar was featured on the cover of the Spring 2021 edition of the Italian American Digest. The Digest is published by the American Italian Cultural Center of New Orleans. I’m Read more…


Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

How appropriate that the 1st day of May, a month entirely dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is usually the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. St. Joseph rates two special days in the Church year: The Feast of St. Read more…


Who Needs a Year of St. Joseph Medal?

I purchased a new rosary this year. It’s a new, but vintage-looking, Our Lady of Guadalupe rosary. All the metal resembles an antiqued bronze. The only thing my beautiful new rosary was missing was a St. Joseph medal. I searched Read more…


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 2021!

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…