Father Joseph Wresinski


Born to immigrant parents and raised in a very poor family. Ordained in 1946 in the Diocese of Soissons, France. He began his vocation with a special mission to the poor. Founder of the ATD Fourth World Movement, an organization that works for the rights of the poor. The Cause for Father Joseph’s canonization has begun.




Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty. Father Joseph Wresinski

MLA Citation

  • “Father Joseph Wresinski“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 November 2016. Web. 28 November 2021. <>