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The Litany of St. Joseph

This year is the time to make this prayer your own, if you haven’t yet.


The Litany of St. Joseph is a wonderful prayer to get in the habit of praying, especially during this Year of St. Joseph.


As the US bishops’ conference notes:


This litany is ordinarily enriched with a partial indulgence (Manual of Indulgences, conc. 22). During the Year of Saint Joseph, however—which lasts from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021—the use of the Litany of Saint Joseph has been included among other prayers to St. Joseph enriched with a plenary indulgence (see Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary issued Dec. 8, 2020, section E), which may be earned once a day subject to the usual conditions: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the Pope, and a total detachment to all sin, including venial sin.

Here is the Litany:


Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


God our Father in heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.


Holy Mary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.


Noble son of the House of David, pray for us.

Light of patriarchs, pray for us.

Husband of the Mother of God, pray for us.

Guardian of the Virgin, pray for us.


Foster father of the Son of God, pray for us.

Faithful guardian of Christ, pray for us.

Head of the Holy Family, pray for us.


Joseph, chaste and just, pray for us.

Joseph, prudent and brave, pray for us.

Joseph, obedient and loyal, pray for us.


Pattern of patience, pray for us.

Lover of poverty, pray for us.

Model of workers, pray for us.

Example to parents, pray for us.

Guardian of virgins, pray for us.

Pillar of family life, pray for us.


Comfort of the troubled, pray for us.

Hope of the sick, pray for us.

Patron of the dying, pray for us.

Terror of evil spirits, pray for us.

Protector of the Church, pray for us.


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,

have mercy on us.


God made him master of his household,

And put him in charge of all that he owned.


Let us pray.


O God, who in your inexpressible providence

were pleased to choose Saint Joseph

as spouse of the most holy Mother of your Son,

grant, we pray,

that we, who revere him as our protector on earth,

may be worthy of his heavenly intercession.

Through Christ our Lord.

R/. Amen.

Raphael Benedict

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