The Mission of Fr. Joe’s Legacy Guild

The Mission of Fr. Joe’s Legacy Guild

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Fr. Joe’s Legacy Guild is an association of people dedicated to furthering the cause of the Servant of God, Fr. Joseph Walijewski, and providing continued support for the legacy he left behind. Padre Jose’s spirituality is rooted in seeing Christ crucified in everyone he met; especially the orphans, abandoned, marginalized and poor. “How can I go home to a comfortable bed,” he would recall, “knowing there are thousands of children that are out there in the streets; sleeping outside in the cold, hungry, with no hope in their mind?” Unwilling to turn and walk away, Fr. Joe built parish churches, soup kitchens and an orphanage to meet the basic needs of these people.
The missionary zeal inspired by Fr. Joe’s legacy is passed on to us today. We are called to imitate Fr. Joe’s heroic virtue, and respond by embracing the people we encounter representing Christ crucified in our everyday lives. In order to continue the work Fr. Joe started, Fr. Joe’s Legacy Guild divides its tasks into three categories; outreach, membership, and financial. Each area will help ensure that the legacy will continue and his cause will be promoted.


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"Then I will not have lived in vain, and I'll not care how long I'll live, if I can give and give and give."

— Fr. Walijewski