A very kind gentleman had this medal custom-made in 1975, so it is a unique example. He has recently died and relatives of his have given me this very beautiful medal just like that, thus allowing it to take the path of its destiny.
I was very pleased to have such a memory of this person. Since I was wearing something sacred myself, I have kept the medal safely and actually forgotten all about it. As I was writing down the articles of the Lay Community, I knew that the members were to wear a sacred medal – blessed in a special way. Oh, then came the memory of this medal. I looked at it and found it wonderfully appropriate. I immediately looked up an address where they could be stamped in large quantities. Now it has found its destiny. The late gentleman will surely be pleased about it.
This Joseph’s medal, which has been blessed by the Sword-Bishop with a special blessing, will be handed over to every new member of the Lay Community at his/her solemn admission.