The devotion to St. Joseph is still a very big part of our Ministry. It has been amazing how a little change can make such a big difference to a devotion. Due to the fact that one of my suppliers passed away, I lost access to the ability to purchase small St. Joseph Statues to sell a house., As I prayed, I realized that the devotion originally came from St. Andre from Canada. He buried the medals going up Mt. Royal for years praying for the ability to build a Church in St. Joseph honor. Because of his devotion, the biggest Oratory in Honor of St. Joseph is on Mt. Royal and the City of Montreal, Canada was built around it. In fact, before he died, 700 people came in front of St. Andre every day asking for prayers. He would dip one of the medals in the oil that was burned in front of his statue telling them to ask St. Joseph to intercede for them. When we now tell the story and promote this devotion; making sure everyone knows it is not a superstition, people have been selling their houses faster.
One of the reasons we had no pilgrimages last year was the fact that I fell and hurt myself in late 2017. It was a bad fall and I had to walk with a cane for a few months. In that time my daughter started coming to my house every Sunday to help me due to the fact that I could not pick up any weight. Because that was all allowed by God is so obvious now because; FIRST: I got the rest I needed, SECOND: I got to see my daughter every week which we both have been so thankful for; THIRD: she and I actually repaired my roof together,. It has been such a blessing no words an tell. To add to our story, other friends have started going every week or two to see their mother's as well. It is amazing how Our Lady works in our lives to help us be obedient and grateful for everything that is allowed to happen to us.