The Lord will provide

Tom Milstead/Torrington Telegram Joe Shortino has walked coast to coast with a heavy cross in tow and no money - “The Lord Will provide my every need,” he said. Tom Milstead/Torrington Telegram Every square inch of Shortino’s cross is symbolic. It features signatures of people he met along his travels, an American flag, a POW flag and this crown of thorns.

Cross-carrying holy man spreads the good word coast-to-coast

TORRINGTON – “I trust the Lord for my every need.” That’s Joe Shortino’s philosophy for getting what he needs to get by. A lot of people say the same thing, or at least something similar – but Shortino is living it. He’s got no money in his pockets, no traveler’s checks, credit cards nor debit cards on his person.

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