Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?
As we mentioned last week, a new book entitled: Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History has been released and covers a wide array of initiatives undertaken since the charitable and fraternal organization’s founding in 1882. But do you know the men behind the mission? You may be surprised.
From presidents to writers and actors to athletes, here is an additional list of some of the members of the Knights of Columbus who have shaped the world we know today.
Kilmer, considered the leading Catholic poet of his day, is probably best known for the short poem “Trees.” He enlisted in World War I and was killed in action on the battlefields of France in 1918.
An author and athlete, Connolly was the first modern Olympic gold medal winner, winning the triple-jump in the 1896 games.
Commander Denton, a U.S. pilot, was an American prisoner of war in Vietnam. He was forced to participate in a propaganda interview, during which he blinked the word TORTURE in Morse Code to secretly reveal the reality of what was happening to American officials.
A world-renowned oceanographer, Scully-Power worked with NASA. He became not only the first Australian-born person to go into space, but also was the first astronaut with a beard.
Shriver created the Peace Corps with his brother-in-law President Kennedy. The Peace Corps’ mission was to help improve the health, education and general welfare in less developed countries around the world.
Want to learn about how these Knights and others impacted the world? Check out The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History at: https://www.knightsgear.com/history .
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The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History From parish basement to largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world By Andrew and Maureen Walther (3/1/2020) The story of the Knights of Columbus — an iconic Catholic American organization — comes to life in a new book released today.
The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History by Andrew and Maureen Walther presents the story of this remarkable organization, including the many ways in which it has responded to individual needs while also shaping American and world history at key turning points....
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