Joseph Cardijn, founder of the Young Christian Workers (YCW) movement, later a Cardinal and Council Father at the Second Vatican Council, was probably the first global figure of Catholicism.

With his dozens of European trips and 24 intercontinental tours from 1946 until his death in 1967, he became the friend and confidant of popes, bishops, priests, theologians and above all young workers and lay people from around the world.

On this website, we record testimonies from some of those who lived, worked with and knew him.

Stefan Gigacz
Cardijn Community International

Joseph Cardijn with Patrick Keegan and Bartolo Perez