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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 33 │ AUG. 17, 2022
The Order celebrated the second-ever feast day of Blessed Michael McGivney on Aug. 13 — the day after his birthday in 1852 and the day before his death in 1890. Devotion to Father McGivney continues to grow since his beatification in 2020; this issue of Knightline shares several stories of prayers offered to the Knights of Columbus founder and a remarkable favor received through his intercession.
‘I turned to Father McGivney’When Joseph Hermosillo, the father of six young children, nearly died from COVID-19, the family’s pastor advised them to seek the intercession of Blessed Michael McGivney. The hospital staff could not explain Joseph’s sudden recovery, which the family believes to be a miracle. WATCH HERE
Father James Sullivan, rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, blesses the crowd gathered for a ceremonial unveiling of a restored statue of Blessed Michael McGivney in central Waterbury, Connecticut, where Father McGivney was born 170 years ago.
Feast Day FestivitiesThe Connecticut parishes where Michael J. McGivney grew up and later served as a priest celebrated his feast day Aug. 13 with a number of special events, including Masses, eucharistic adoration, a relic procession, and a tour of historic sites related to his life. READ MORE
 Our Founder, Our IntercessorThe first K of C council in the Philippines was established in Manila in 1905, only 15 years after Father McGivney’s death. Today the country is home to more than 470,000 Knights in more than 3,000 councils. Here is just one example of the deep devotion many Filipino Knights have for Father McGivney. WATCH HERE
 Walking TogetherPope Francis visited Canada July 24-29, making a penitential pilgrimage to ask forgiveness and seek healing with Indigenous peoples for the Church’s role in the country’s residential school system. In addition to financial support for the trip from the Supreme Council, Knights across Canada stepped up in different ways to be of service to the Holy Father. WATCH HERE
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