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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 38 │ SEPT. 21, 2022
From outreach to the homeless in Toronto to helping children in Georgia study during the COVID-19 pandemic, Knights are known for creatively practicing the Order’s principles of charity, unity and fraternity, and putting faith into action. As David Chamberlain, whose story is featured in season 3 of Everyday Heroes, explains, “We pray together, we work together, and if there’s something that needs doing, there’s always people there.”
Grand Knight Andrei Dias (center) of Blessed Carlo Acutis Council 17693 in Bond Head, Ontario, leads fellow officers in prayer at the start of a council meeting.
Young Knights Share Faith and FraternityAndrei Dias was 23 years old when he joined the Knights of Columbus in Mississauga, Ontario, and 33 when he became charter grand knight of Blessed Carlo Acutis Council 17693 in Bond Head in March 2021. He especially wanted to recruit men who would be active, engaged and committed to building fraternity. It turns out that he was not the only young man looking for that kind of connection, and the council quickly grew to 40 members, many of them in their 30s and 40s. READ MORE | WATCH HERE
Mother Teresa greets Jim Towey and his infant son, Joe, in June 1995, outside the Gift of Peace House in Washington, D.C. The home was opened nine years earlier to serve people dying of AIDS. (Courtesy photo by Michael Collopy)
Pro-Life in Word and DeedJim Towey, a trusted friend and adviser to Mother Teresa for 12 years, is author of To Love and Be Loved: A Personal Portrait of Mother Teresa (Simon and Schuster, September 2022). In the September 2022 issue of Columbia, he reflects on what her pro-life legacy means in the world today: “Mother Teresa would have rejoiced at the end of Roe v. Wade — and then gone back to work caring for women and children in need.” READ MORE
Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, the new documentary about St. Teresa of Calcutta produced by the Knights of Columbus, will be released in more than 900 theaters across the U.S. Oct. 3 and 4. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to motherteresamovie.com.
Everyday Heroes: Building a Platform of Academic SuccessWhen the COVID-19 pandemic restricted children in his community of Lithia Springs, Georgia, to remote learning, David Chamberlain wanted to help. A gifted woodworker, he gathered 15 brother Knights to build desks so that children could properly do their schoolwork from home. His story is featured in Everyday Heroes: Season 3WATCH HERE
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