The Francis Leo Foundation
Francis Leo Walker was my great grandfather. Though
many had lost the faith in my family, he had always kept it.
At 20, when I first decided to become Catholic, he handed me
a Rosary, of which I prayed for the first time that night.
After I was baptized, I was able to take him to Mass with me.
That was the only Mass we were able to attend together in
this life because he died not long after. Before he passed into
the next life, however, I obtained Last Rites for him.
Being a frugal man who grew up during the Depression, a
simple maintenance worker, he was never wealthy but he
could be deemed a man who saved every last penny he had.
Once my mother noticed that he had cut the front of his
shoes off because he didn't want to buy another pair.
It so happens that the money I shall use to turn Catholicism
for the Modern World into an official company
was passed onto me from a trust fund created by
—Michael Snellen, Founder