Father Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild

The Cause

Promote the priestly zeal of Father Joseph Walijewski. Bring knowledge of his exemplary life to others. Collect and archive information about his life and work.

Prayer

We invite you to send us your special prayer intention asking for the intercession of Father Joseph Walijewski. Your prayers will be kept in the chapel of Casa Hogar in Peru. 

His Life

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 15, 1924, to Frank and Mary Walijewski, Father Joseph Walijewski – or Father Joe, as he was mostly known – learned the hard lessons of poverty through his own experiences growing up during the Great Depression. ...

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Father Joseph Walijewski’s 6th Anniversary Mass

Join us for Mass marking the 6th anniversary of the op

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Father Joseph Walijewski’s 5th Anniversary Mass

Join us for Mass marking the 5th anniversary of the op

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What Father Joe would want me to do

In 1955, Father Joe was the assistant pastor at St. Pet

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Clearing the Path to First Communion

La Crosse parishioners made First Communion outfits for

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Assembling a Case for Father Joe’s Heroic Virtue

As the investigation of the Cause for Father Joseph Wal

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A Season of Holiness

We, in the Diocese of La Crosse, are very fortunate as

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Father Joseph Walijewski’s 4th Anniversary Mass

Join us for Mass marking the 4th anniversary of the ope

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A Pencil in Our Lords Hand – 6th grade letters

Kathleen Caruso and her 6th grade class at St. Thomas A

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Casa Hogar Celebrates 30th Anniversary

By Jordan Zoroufy Father Joseph Walijewski found his in

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Pope Francis’ visit to Bolivia includes a stop at Santa Cruz

Pope Francis visited Holy Cross Parish in Santa Cruz, B

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Father Joe’s Vision of Christmas

By Bishop William Patrick Callahan 1971 could quite ser

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A Pencil in Our Lord’s Hand

By Monica Organ A Pencil in Our Lord’s Hand brings to

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Reading from the “pencil in our lord’s hand:”

By Students from St. Joseph Academy in California In Sa

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A Great Witness of Mercy

By Bishop William Patrick Callahan I am often reminded

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My Father Joe Pilgrimage Reflection

By Dan Foor Providence. That was the word that Jack Fel

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EWTN to feature the life of Father Joseph Walijewski

Scene at one of the several soup kitchens established b

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Early Family Memories

By: Joan Isenbarger Great Niece of Father Joseph Walije

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Father Joe – An Orphan No More

As we ponder the life and works of the Servant of God,

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Sustaining his Legacy

The Father Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild was establish

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The Mission of Fr. Joe’s Legacy Guild

Fr. Joe’s Legacy Guild is an association of people de

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Priestly Zeal and Heroic Virtue

Servant of God, Father Joseph Walijewski – Father

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Wisconsin priest’s legacy lives on at Peruvian orphanage

LURIN, Peru (CNS) — In 1975, Msgr. Joseph Hirsch

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Father Joe’s Years in the Jungle

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the opening

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