EWTN to feature the life of Father Joseph Walijewski

Scene at one of the several soup kitchens established by Father Joseph Walijewski. People from the neighborhood are waiting for lunch. This kitchen is directly behind St. Joseph’s Chapel in Villa El Salvador, the church wished for as one of Father Joseph Walijewski’s mother’s…

Early Family Memories

By: Joan Isenbarger Great Niece of Father Joseph Walijewski As a child in the late 1960s, I remember visiting my great Aunt Alice and Uncle Charlie (brother of Fr. Joe) Walijewski’s home in Grand Rapids, Mich. Many family members would gather due to the…

Father Joe – An Orphan No More

As we ponder the life and works of the Servant of God, Father Joseph Walijewski, we may ask ourselves what would inspire someone to work so hard and for so long in a place so far from one’s homeland? What was it that fuelled…

Sustaining his Legacy

The Father Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild was established to sustain the legacy and promote the cause of the Servant of God, Father Joseph Walijewski. Since its inception in 2013, over 1,800 people have become members. These members have taken the time to learn more…