A photograph of Father Michael J. McGivney seated in a rectory setting circa 1880 is attributed the New Haven photography studio of John J. Tierney, a parishioner at St. Mary’s Church and a member of San Salvador Council 1. Knights of Columbus Multimedia Archives

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

This month, the Knights commemorate the 127th anniversary of the birth of our founder, Father Michael McGivney.  In the current  edition of the Columbia online magazine is an article about Fr McGivney which was written more than 100 years ago by a contemporary, Father Joseph Daley.  That article was written in 1900, a decade after Fr McGivney’s death.  The opening paragraph begins:

“In the annals of the priesthood of New England no name deserves brighter honor than that of Father Michael Joseph McGivney.  His short life of 38 years, closing in the summer of 1890, was yet rich in every priestly virtue — the love for souls of the true alter Christus, the childlike piety of the Curé d’Ars, the zeal of Vincent de Paul for works of mercy, the unfatigued optimism of the associates of Ozanam — these traits, so precious in the sight of man and heaven, were clearly mirrored in the soul of that good, simple, honest priest of Connecticut.”

You can find the link to this article and other information about us at www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981.

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