The footsteps of a saint? Father Joseph Walijewski could not bear the thought of sleeping in a comfortable bed knowing that starving, homeless children wandered the streets. So this Wisconsin priest devoted his life to missionary work in Latin America. There, his endless self-giving made a lasting impact, particularly through the orphanage he founded.

“I’ve been around him since I was very young, and I noticed the humbleness from the bottom of his heart that characterized him,” said Alfredo Iñigo, a former resident of the orphanage. “For me, yes, he is a saint.”

Earlier this year, Father Walijewski’s cause for sainthood was opened by local Church officials. Learn more about him in this video from Catholic News Service.

Jennifer Rey is the web editor of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.