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.