Joseph Medal

This medal, as you can see, is some­thing spe­cial. It has gone its own way. It seems to me as if St Joseph had antic­i­pat­ed this moment many years ago.

This medal has been giv­en me by a priest. It must be very old and the wear­er was prob­a­bly an Ortho­dox cler­gy­man (Patri­arch). The priest gave it to me in 1979 because he knew that St Joseph is near and dear to me. I have care­ful­ly kept it all these years and admired it every now and then – at the same time think­ing that it is a pity to put away again some­thing so pre­cious with­out wear­ing it. Time and again I have blessed peo­ple with it too. 

Now the foun­da­tion of the Lay Com­mu­ni­ty was approach­ing and imme­di­ate­ly I knew what I am to wear as foundress at the admis­sion of members.

Thus this medal has become my per­son­al emblem and that of the Lay Com­mu­ni­ty of St Joseph. In every­thing I see the per­pet­u­al help and work­ing of St Joseph.