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K of C field agent Gerardo Gautier delivers hot meals to a family in need. • The massive Centennial Tree in Ponce is toppled to the ground as a result of hurricane winds.

Warriors to Lourdes

With this column we conclude the review of a number of major issues which the Supreme Knight and staff discussed with state deputies during organizational meetings held in early June. Attendees were state deputies from the United States, Canada, Poland, Mexico, Philippines and the Dominican Republic.

During the opening business session, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke about the importance of the Knights’ charitable work and emphasized the importance of councils working closely with their pastors and parishes.  He also stressed the new ‘Faith in Action’ program model and its connection to our Building the Domestic Church priority (for explanation of these two important initiatives see the first of this series in the 6/17/18 Bulletin).

CONTINUING TO HELP PUERTO RICO

“I was down in Puerto Rico with the state deputy and we stopped at an orphanage and a school for girls that had taken a direct hit from the hurricane as most of the island had.  Here we were five months after the hurricane, the roof was still not finished, and the girls were not in the orphanage but they were still at temporary homes because they could not fix the roof.  So I gave the nun who was in charge of the facility a check for $50,000 from the Knights of Columbus to fix the roof, and she could not stop crying.”

WARRIORS TO LOURDES

“I met a woman who had served in the military and received a very severe head trauma as a result of an IED and now barely can talk.  What she can say is very difficult to understand.  And her mother said to me, ‘I can't thank you enough for this experience.  My daughter and I are not Catholics, but being here has changed our lives, and we thought people had forgotten about us.  But then the Knights of Columbus called.”

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Links Related to this week’s column:

  • Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, MD
    Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.


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