Ave Maria! My great great grandfather was a tertiary associated to the mid-Nebraska Franciscans of those Germans who left Prussia during Kulturkampf who remained achored in & faithful to Christ and His Church -- while mindful of the German proverb "Suffering teaches prayer."
In religion, I have been given the name Br. Joseph of the Sacred Heart of Jesus -- after St. Joseph, Spouse of the BVM & St. Jospeh of Leonessa. Deo gratias.
Husband to: Mary (Sr Joan of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Father of: Emerick Josef-Maria