Champion of the Poor: Father Joe Walijewski
Champion of the Poor: Father Joe Walijewski
Champion of the Poor: Father Joe Walijewski
Champion of the Poor: Father Joe Walijewski

Champion of the Poor: Father Joe Walijewski

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This action-packed, full-color comic book biography tells the inspiring life story of Father Joe Walijewski, priest of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin and founder of the Casa Hogar orphanage in Peru. From his days as an impressionable young boy in Michigan, where he discovered a unique call to the priesthood, to his daring adventures as a missionary in South America, readers are immersed into the heroic actions of a courageous Champion of the Poor.

This project is a collaboration between Voyage Comics and the Father Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild of the Diocese of La Crosse.

For more information on Father Joseph Walijewski, go to

32 pages


Physical: Printed in a saddle-stitch paperback comic book.

Digital: Delivered in a PDF file.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Bethany Dahlke

This little book is fun to read for many. Besides the great art, the writer took a lot of good content and squashed it into an easy to read format. So each time you read it you catch something new. I need to get a collection of these for our parish library or school library. Thank you for such a quality product.

Leonard Kurzynski

Champion of the Poor: Father Joe Walijewski

Excellent story about an amazing person - the kids loved reading this comic book!

Excellent comic book! Our kids were immersed in the story from page 1 until the end. This is an awesome way to teach young kids about an inspirational person - a person who is on the path to potentially being named a Saint. Buy this comic book and read it to kids - it's an inspirational story that can spur a desire in everyone who hears the story to be more like Jesus!

Tom Hall

I met Father Joe, when I was a young Peace Corp volunteer and he took me out to the pueblos jovenes (new cities or slums). Needless to say it was an eye opening experience for me. More importantly I was so impressed by Father Joes kindness and grace. He was very humble. I have often said he was the closest I have ever been to a saint. I felt very privileged to have known him. So the comic book helped me fill in some gaps of what I knew of him

Micahel Leis
Champion of the Poor

Wonderfully illustrated story about Father Joe Walijewski. Its good to know a little more about Father’s life and my grandson can realize what an impact someone can have on others.