Catholic Culture: Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19. Has recipes, prayers, history of the altar and table…lots of information. Includes a Novena to St. Joseph from Mary Reed Newland:
Our family has added a prayer we have had tucked away in an Irish prayer book for a long time, written in handwriting Granny Newland cannot identify, but it must have belonged to one of the cousins or aunts. We think it is as beautiful as any prayer to St. Joseph that we have ever heard.
O glorious St. Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, obtain for me a pure, humble and charitable mind, and perfect resignation in the Divine Will. Be my guide, father and model through life that I may merit to die as thou didst, in the arms of Jesus and Mary. Amen.
And this is a .pdf file with short summary of St. Joseph Altars and the basic components and symbols involved. Information on St. Joseph Altars
Links, including various Information on St. Joseph and particular on Altars:
- Virtual St. Joseph Altar
- Previous posts on this blog, Family in Feast and Feria, including Loveliness of St. Joseph Altars
- Louisiana Project: St. Joseph Altars
- St. Joseph Altar Gallery
- The St. Joseph’s Table
- St. Joseph’s Table
- Italians R Us on St. Joseph
- Polish St. Joseph Traditions, including St. Joseph Cybershrine which has prayers and coloring page.
- St. Joseph, Our Patron Saint
- St. Joseph Altar (Turn down the volume on your computer)
- Hallmark on St. Joseph’s Day
- La Festa di San Giuseppe, NYC Style
- St. Joseph’s Day Home Page
- Viva San Giuseppe
- EWTN, Paula McEneany, St. Joseph’s Altar
- Father Pat’s Place on St. Joseph
- Sicilian Folklife: St. Joseph Tables
- Local St. Joseph Altar in Arlington Diocese
- Bountiful Tables in Chicago
- .pdf file St. Joseph’s Table
- Hub Pages: Louisiana Culture: Sicilian Tradition of St. Joseph’s Altar
- St. Joseph Altars in New Orleans
- Wikipedia: St. Joseph’s Day
- Ciao Italia St. Joseph Cream Puffs
- Bella Online, St. Joseph’s Bread
- St. Joseph’s Bread Recipe (Pane di San Giuseppe)
- La Festa San Giuseppe
- Viva San Giuseppe
Books and Pamphlets:
- The St. Joseph Altar Traditions of South Louisiana (Louisiana Life Series ; No. 4) by Ethelyn G. Orso.
- St. Joseph Altars by Kerri McCaffety.
- Spirit of Independence: The St. Joseph Day Celebration. Louisiana Office of Tourism. includes an explanation of the tradition and recipes of foods traditionally placed on the altar.
Viva San Giuseppe: A Guide for Saint Joseph Altars by St. Joseph Guild, New Orleans, LA, 1985.