Some time ago I read a book that moved me very deeply and left me with a great deal to think about. The book was A Song for Nagasaki by Father Paul Glynn.
In this book, beautifully written, the reader is lead through the story of conversion, strength and authenticity demonstrated in the life of Takashi Nagai. One quote from Takashi comes back often to me in my work here at Joseph's House - "Assistance is authentic...when it helps restore a person's dignity."
In this time of great need in the world, may we strive to honor, and restore when needed, each others dignity - which, is a gift from God Himself!
Goal #1 of our Mission here at Joseph's House - to serve the entire person, not just the moments need.
Please pray for our visitors, their needs, their desires and their struggles.
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"Man was created to praise, reverence, and serve God in this world
and to be happy with him forever in the next."
- Servant of God Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.
May our love shown for our brothers and sisters in crisis, of any kind, truly manifest our praise and reverence of God and our desire to serve Him!
Our day begins. How will we fill it for the good of others?
How will we serve our brothers and sisters? What offerings of love can we offer today to God?
Servant of God Walter J. Ciszek, pray for us.
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Today in the Church we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Peter Claver. His words remind us that what we "do" can often change hearts when what we "say" cannot, or will not.
"We must speak to them with our hands, before we try to speak to them with our lips." - Saint Peter Claver
May we love our brothers and sisters today with actions - spreading Christ's love to all we meet.
Saint Peter Claver, pray for us!
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Director - Lori
After leaving my full-time job to tend to family needs, the Lord placed me here at Joseph's House, a surprise and a joy.