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IWKnights Corner For October 18, 2020

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

From the moment Blessed Father Michael McGivney launched the Knights of Columbus, the Order has remained true to its founder’s vision of fortifying Catholics in their faith and providing for orphans and widows.

The following is the final column in this series of the resolutions published at the recent Knights of Columbus 138th Supreme Convention.  Most of the resolutions are too long to fit into this column so each has been edited - but a link to the location of the entire article can be found below.  This seventh resolution is entitled "CELEBRATING THE MIRACLE ATTRIBUTED TO THE INTERCESSION OF VENERABLE MICHAEL McGIVNEY".

WHEREAS, on May 27, 2020, the Vatican announced that His Holiness Pope Francis had approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus; and

WHEREAS, the approved miracle was performed on the unborn child of brother Knight and General Agent Daniel Schachle and his wife, Michelle, who with their family fervently invoked Father McGivney’s intercession after receiving a fatal prenatal diagnosis from which their unborn child was miraculously healed; and

WHEREAS, with the approval of a miracle, Father McGivney will be raised to the honors of the altar during a Mass of Beatification on October 31, 2020, at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, after which the founder of the Knights of Columbus will be known as Blessed Michael McGivney.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Supreme Council assembled virtually for its 138th Annual Meeting on August 5, 2020, join in offering fervent prayers of thanksgiving with brother Knight Daniel Schachle and his family for the healing and beautiful life of his son, who is named Michael “Mikey” McGivney Schachle, now five years old and brimming with joy; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Supreme Council expresses its gratitude to all whose efforts made possible the advancement of the Founder’s cause, beginning with Archbishop Daniel A. Cronin of Hartford, who in 1997 opened Father McGivney’s Cause at the request of Past Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant...

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Supreme Council, knowing that one more miracle is needed for canonization, calls on all Knights and their families to invoke the proven intercession of Father McGivney for their own needs and intentions, and to promptly report all favors received to the Father McGivney Guild; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Supreme Council calls on all state and local councils to plan Masses of Thanksgiving and other suitable celebrations in the year following the beatification of Father McGivney to promote devotion to our Founder by all members and their families, as well as by all Catholics everywhere the Order is established, and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Supreme Council fully supports the transformation of the Knights of Columbus Museum into what will become the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center, giving greater focus to the spirituality and charitable vision of our Founder, while continuing the Museum’s original mission and updating its recounting of the Order’s history..

You can link to the full article presented above via one of the following sites.  Also, find more about the Knights of Columbus at IWKnights9981.com/bulletin or in facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CT at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, CT.
By Knights of Columbus  (7/31/2020)
  • Father Michael J. McGivney Guild website
Click here for Article
Resolutions passed  at the 138TH SUPREME CONVENTION.
By Knights of Columbus  (7/31/2020)
  • Resolution Of Appreciation To His Holiness Pope Francis
  • Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Celebrating The Miracle Attributed To The Intercession Of Venerable Michael McGivney
  • In Support Of An Equitable Immigration Policy
  • In Honor Of Christopher Columbus
  • Abortion And The Eugenics Movement
  • In Solidarity With Persecuted Christians In Africa And East Asia
  • In Solidarity With Christians In The Middle East
  • Commemorating Knights Of Columbus History Of Racial Equality
  • Welcoming The French Republic As A Territorial Jurisdiction Of The Knights Of Columbus.........
Click here for Article
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
A Novena which seeks Our Lady’s Intercession for Protection in Time of Pandemic
By His Holiness, Pope Francis (3/2020)
Click here for the Prayer

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