Consecrated Disciple Highlighting Saint Joseph in Connecticut
1. With my priest-spiritual director’s blessing, I made private perpetual vows to live as a consecrated disciple of Jesus, the Son of God and Son of Joseph and Mary.
2. Being raised in foster care, in three homes and two institutions, I had no attachment to my family name. I legally changed it to Joseph to publicly declare that the Patron of the Church is my patron, my father-in-spirit.
3. To bring to light Saint Joseph's place in the Earthly Trinity, I began SAINT JOSEPH: OUR PATRON - a lay apostolate founded to promote Saint Joseph’s universal patronage - “so that all may grow in devotion to the Patron of the Universal Church” (a motive from "Guardian of the Redeemer" by Pope John Paul II).
4. I hope to enlighten minds and inflame hearts via the understanding and appreciation that I have been given to hightlight Saint Joseph’s place in the Earthly Trinity.