Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?
This weekend we conclude the review of some of the more significant K of C events and accomplishments which have occurred since the turn of the century.
- 2016: The Order’s highest honor, the Guadium et SpesAward, was presented to the Little Sisters of the Poor for their witness to the Gospel and their defense of religious liberty. The community was the 12th recipient of the award since its establishment in 1992.
- 2016: Ukraine, the Order’s newest territory, has nearly 600 members in 13 councils, and the Order has also taken root in France and Lithuania.
- 2016: The Order commissioned American artist Chas Fagan to paint a portrait of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The portrait later became her official canonization image and was gifted to the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa in 1950. The image was publically displayed on the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica at her Vatican canonization, Sept. 4.
- 2017: The Knights of Columbus documentary, Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communismis honored with two Emmy Awards at the 58th annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, hosted by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
- 2017: The Knights of Columbus contributed almost $2 million to various aid programs in the Middle East that have received little to no funding from the U.S. government or international community since ISIS began its genocidal campaign against the region’s religious minorities in 2014.
- 2017: Supreme Knight Carl Anderson: addressed the Convocation of Catholic Leadersin Orlando, July 3. This convocation of leaders from Catholic organizations and dioceses around the country was convened by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to help examine and discuss challenges for the Church in America.
Links Related to this week’s column:
- THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000 AND ONWARDS
By Knights of Columbus (2018)
- On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized 25 martyrs of Mexico, including six members of the Knights of Columbus. Less than one year later, Carl A. Anderson was installed as the 13th supreme knight in Mexico City and dedicated the Order and his administration to Mary under her title Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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