Joseph Bathke

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, County of Wood in the U.S. of A.

Joined the Missionaries (Year):
January 28, 1977 (Incorporated)

What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood?
I was drawn in by the men I met as a college student at St. John’s University, and the welcome I received when I visited Del Bufalo Seminary. They all helped me like I was family.

What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
College student
Worked as a papermaker
Helped my grandfather on his dairy farm

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Aside from St. Gaspar, what are some of your favorite Saints?
St. Francis of Assisi

What is your favorite prayer?
The Serenity Prayer
O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

What is your favorite:
Book: Fantasy & science fiction. The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, the Harry Potter series.  Isaac Asimov was my introduction to science fiction
Food: Any meat from my family’s farm
Movie: The Sting
Holiday: Christmas

How much money would you earn on Jeopardy?

Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
Snorkeling, especially if the water is clear

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