Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Supreme Chaplain Lori Leads Traditional Pontifical Vespers

Supreme Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus, His Excellency Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, preached and then celebrated Traditional Pontifical Vespers at the St. Alphonsus Liguori Shrine in Baltimore, the Latin Mass parish, staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (whom he invited to his archdiocese in 2017).  

During his remarks, His Excellency offered three things everyone can do during this nine-day period between Ascension and Pentecost:

  1. Attend Daily Mass or Pray – novenas to the Holy Spirit is one suggestion
  2. Pray for Church, specifically the Pope and Bishops
  3. Ask the Holy Spirit in fulfilling the great commission to the Gospel to the ends of the earth – reaching out to bring inactive Catholics back to the faith (families, children) bring relatives, acquaintances, friends, and strangers at work and in life.

One can watch the remarks, vesting, and Vespers here:

His visit was not just a blessing for the parishioners of the Shrine, but a great spiritual gift to all Knights who have a devotion to the Latin Mass. Please consider offering a decade of your Rosary, for His Excellency. 

Vivat Jesus

Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

40 Masses and 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting for Your Intentions

Brother Knights,

This past Sunday began the pre-Lent season of Septuagesima in the 1962 liturgical calendar. As Lent approaches, we wanted to again share with you a wonderful annual opportunity for almsgiving that will benefit your friends and family. Our friends, the Carmelites Hermits of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Fairfield, PA, who offer the traditional liturgy exclusively (Carmelite Rite), are offering 40 days of raditional Masses and 40 days of prayers and sacrifices for the following intentions:

  • Spiritual renewal in the Church
  • Sanctification of souls
  • Healing of families and individuals
  • Reversion of fallen-away Catholics
  • Conversion of sinners who are far from God
  • Protection for the Traditional Latin Mass

Knowing that many have family members away from the Sacraments and the Church or difficult situations in their lives, the Carmelites wanted to extend to the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network the opportunity to enroll their families, friends, clergy, or anyone in need of the graces from these many Masses and spiritual sacrifices.  We can also suggest the protection of the Traditional Latin Mass, the priests that offer it, and the bishops who can safeguard it.

Lastly we should also mention, the superior of the Hermits, Fr. Thomas Mary of Jesus is also a Brother Knight.

To enroll visit: (deadline is Tuesday February 21)

To learn more visit:

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Blessed Michael McGivney Latin Mass Portrait Initiative

Brother Knights,

We are pleased to announce one of our most important initiatives in our Network’s ten-year existence: The commissioning of a special portrait of Blessed Michael McGivney, priest, pastor, Knights of Columbus founder and, God willing, someday, a canonized saint.

Already several beautiful portraits have already been commissioned of Blessed Michael, but this one will be unique and important to our network members and sponsoring Councils. The portrait will be the first to feature Blessed Michael offering the Traditional Latin Mass, the only Mass he knew and offered. 

In order to fund this initiative, we are asking all Knights in our Network to consider participating in this historic initiative by donating at least $100 (if possible) toward the costs of the portrait.

We invite you to learn more by reviewing the attached prospectus, including a copy of the draft sketch.  There are three ways that Knights can help:

  1. Consider donating at least $100 toward the portrait (any amount is welcome, however)
  2. Ask your council to contribute $100 toward the portrait
  3. Prayer: If you are unable to contribute, please offer a Rosary and a prayer for Bl. Michael’s canonization, for this initiative

To donate, please see the prospectus link below, which includes a draft sketch, portrait details, and an address to which mailed contributions may be sent. 

Prospectus: Blessed Michael McGivney Latin Mass Portrait

With the Latin Mass being threatened, is there not a better way for Knights to rally to the Mass of the Ages, by supporting a portrait of our founder who offered the Traditional Latin Mass in our country, throughout his entire priesthood?

Thank you for your consideration.

Blessed Michael, pray for us! 

~ Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network


How to Contribute

Brother Brian O’Connell (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council 13205, Littleton, CO) is facilitating
the portrait and donations, through his business. Donations are not tax deductible.

1) Please e-mail your pledge amount Mike FitzGerald at

2) Please make check payable to: Sanctorum, L.L.C.

Checks can be mailed to:

Brian O'Connell
30245 County Road 352B
Buena Vista, CO. 81211