Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph - Special Prayers to Saint Joseph during the Year of St. Joseph 7 Sundays Honoring his Sorrows and Joys
Pope Francis has declared this the year of Saint Joseph. St. Joseph, because of his unique relationship to Jesus and Mary, is among heaven’s most powerful protectors and intercessors.
A traditional devotion is called the Seven Sundays Devotion it honors St. Joseph’s Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys.
The Seven Sundays in honor of St. Joseph are observed by receiving Holy Communion in his honor on seven consecutive Sundays, and on each Sunday the prayers in honor of the Seven Sorrows and the Seven Joys of St. Joseph are recited. This devotion may be practiced at any time of the year, but especially on the seven Sundays preceding his solemnity on March 19th.
The prayers were Composed by Ven. Januarius Sarnelli, C.S.S.R. (d. 1744)
Say one set of prayers each Sunday: