I had great devotion to Saint Joseph as a young child. When I felt it time to follow my calling to religious life, I decided to take as my religious name "Joseph Marie". I had a niece and nephew named Joseph and a niece Michelle Marie. Both were named after my parents. I felt that this was my calling, to work with Saint Joseph, a great man like my dad who was a lover of life and work. I never regretted the choice of my name and have always tried to walk with and pray to Saint Joseph daily! To this day I say a novena to him and thanking him for all he has done for me and my family. May I continue to walk with this man of faith, Saint Joseph!